20 January 2012 2:49 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Music legend Elton John has a soft spot for Nerds and wants to bring them to the big screen. John’s Rocket Pictures recently acquired film fights to the bestselling series Nerds by author Michael Buckley. The title, which stands for “National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society” is about a group of self-professed outcasts and losers who form an espionage unit from within their elementary school. Together they battle a beauty queen-turned-assassin known as Hyena and an assortment of villains using high-tech gadgetry. John and Rocket Pictures are looking to turn the property into a family-friendly animated feature which will be scripted by series creator, Buckley. Hit the jump for more on Nerds. Deadline reported on Rocket Pictures' acquisition of the property, of which John will be the executive producer. Rocket Pictures Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish will produce. Shaw made the following comment about Nerds: “Nerds is »

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