Universal Pictures and Dark Horse Comics have partnered up with Scott Stuber for The Secret, an adaptation of Mike Richardson's graphic novel that Scott Milam will adapt.

According to Variety, The Secret is the second project that Dark Horse has set up at Universal since the two inked a three-year first-look pact for films last year.

The book, illustrated by Jason Shawn Alexander, treads down familiar territory, revolving around a group of high school students involved in a prank that goes horribly wrong, but puts a spin on the teen horror thriller.

"People have a sense what a comicbook movie is, but at Dark Horse, we're trying to defy some of those cliches and expectations," Richardson said. "None of our books are the same."

No production date has been set.