20th Century Fox has acquired Steve Bencich and Ron Friedman’s pitch “The Devil You Know” for Shawn Levy to produce says The Hollywood Reporter.
Bencich and Friedman (“Open Season,” “Chicken Little,” “Brother Bear”_ will adapt the live-action “Devil” from the children’s book by Nathan Hale.
The book revolves around the Fell family and the little devil that lives in their house. The Fells grow impatient with the demon, who does all sorts of bad things.
When the prim and proper Ms. Phisto mysteriously appears and offers to remove the little devil and take his place, the Fells wind up with more than they bargained for.
The family comedy is described as in the vein of Fox blockbuster “Night at the Museum.”