Elton John Likes Those “Nerds”

Elton John’s Rocket Pictures (“Gnomeo & Juliet 3D”) has acquired the film rights to Michael Buckley’s bestselling book series “Nerds” says Deadline.

The series follows a group of unpopular and socially inept geeks who run a spy network from inside their elementary school.

There they battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant-turned-assassin and various other villains.

Buckley will pen the script for what will be a 3D animated family feature. Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish will produce.