It's a writer's 'Nightmare'

Reynolds tapped to script Uni film

David Reynolds has been tapped to write "Nightmare Academy," Universal's adaptation of the kid-lit 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.

Last year, Universal bought the rights to the trilogy for high-six figures.

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.

Reynolds is repped by Generate and Ziffren Brittenham.