David Reynolds has been hired to write Nightmare Academy, Universal's adaptation of the children's literature series by Dean Lorey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

1n 2006, Universal bought the rights to the trilogy.

Reynolds 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.