The screen rights to Daryl Gregory's "Pandemonium" have been secured by Protozoa Pictures, the production outfit of Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan).
Published in 2008, the story went like this (a synopsis from the publisher): A world like our own in every respect...save one: Beginning in the 1940's, random acts of possession begin to occur. Ordinary men, women, and children are seized by entities that seem to spring from the depths of the collective unconscious—pop-culture avatars that some call demons.
When Del Pierce was five years old, he was possessed by the entity called the Hellion. Twenty-three years later it's back, trapped inside his head and clamoring to get out. He needs an exorcism, by any means necessary.
The answers may lie in a handful of golden-age comics, a series of demon-created paintings, and his own childhood memories.
Now, "Pandemonium" is reportedly being groomed as a television project. Gregory himself wrote, via his blog, "This is just an option, the first step in a staircase of a million steps, and options that make it all the way to the small or large screen are the exception rather than the rule. The rare exception, I've been told. So don't get too excited, Mom."
He's right. Fans of the novel shouldn't get too excited yet. Aronofsky has been piling up the work since he dropped the sequel to Wolverine, including an HBO project called Hobgoblin - which sounds "horror-esque," but it's not - and Noah.