Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire will adapt DreamWorks Animation's The Guardians, an adaptation of the upcoming children's book series by William Joyce, according to Variety.

The Guardians will be directed by Peter Ramsey, and centers on a group of iconic figures sworn to protect children from the forces of evil. Their ranks include Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny and the Man in the Moon. The books, a mix of text and illustrations, will be published in 2011 under the title "The Guardians of Childhood." Each book focuses on one of the Guardians. Joyce, the creator of "Rolie Polie Olie" and "Meet the Robinsons," will be co-director.

DreamWorks Animation has set a November 2, 2012, release.