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Despereaux Director Conjures Up Demonkeeper

Sam Fell, who directed the animated features THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX and FLUSHED AWAY, has been hired to direct the live-action adaptation of Royce Buckingham's book DEMONKEEPER, VARIETY reports. Fox 2000 is producing.

Laeta Kalogridis (BATTLE ANGEL) has written the screenplay. Producers are AEI's Ken Atchity and Chi-Li Wong.

The book centers on a Seattle teenager who becomes the owner of a demon-filled house. One night when he finally escapes to go on a date, the house is taken over by children who let loose many of the demons, including he lost children killer, the Beast.

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