Universal has picked up film rights to the children's book series Dragonology, with Leonard Hartman set to write and executive produce the adaptation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dragonology is a faux nonfiction book series by Dugald A. Steer that is based on the conceit that dragons actually exist as revealed by the Victorian dragonologist Ernest Drake. An underlying theme is that dragons should be studied and revered in the same way as any rare species.

Hartman's fantasy adventure take revolves around a group of dragonologists who go on a globetrotting quest to keep a corrupt man from taking control of the world's dragons and using them to wipe out humanity.

No production date has been set.