It's the same old story: Man dies, but not before having invented a computer that declares war on humanity. Proving that we never tire of that old chestnut, Paramount have optioned Daemon as a movie.

Daemon, originally self-published by former IT consultant Daniel Suarez (under the penname Lrienad Zeraus; apparently, Suarez was a big fan of Dracula AD 1972) before being picked up by Penguin, tells the story of a game designer whose death activates a computer program that starts killing people and taking revenge on humanity for its treatment of its creator. The movie will be produced by Men in Black and The Ring's Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald; no writer or director has been announced yet.

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Par developing 'Daemon' thriller [Hollywood Reporter]