Lindsay-Abaire Adapts “Guardians”

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (“Shrek the Musical”) is set to pen the film adaptation of William Joyce’s childrens book series “The Guardians” for DreamWorks Animation says Variety.

The story follows a group of iconic figures sworn to protect children from the forces of evil. Among their ranks are the likes of Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny and the Man in the Moon.

Peter Ramsay and Joyce will co-direct. The film is targeting a November 2012 release.