David Reynolds will write Nightmare Academy, Universal’s adaptation of the children’s series by Dean Lorey. Stephen Sommers and Bob Ducsay are producing.
The trilogy, the first book of which was published in August by HarperCollins, is set in an academy that trains young adults who are responsible for policing nightmares.
Reynolds made a name for himself in the animation field, with credits including A Bug’s Life and Chicken Little. He shared an Oscar nomination with Andrew Stanton and Bob Peterson for writing Finding Nemo and worked on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for Fox.