Sam Raimi Goes ‘BZRK’ for Nanobots

Raimi's company Stars Road Entertainment has picked up the rights to a new children's book that sounds seriously weird.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Sam Raimi's Stars Road Entertainment is going to have to buy a vowel: they've just picked up the rights to BZRK, a new children's book series about a group of teenagers who control nanobot warriors and fight a pair of conjoined twins who want to take over the world. 

Yes, you read that right. 

BZRK is the first in a three-part book series created by Michael Grant, the co-creator of the Animorphs series. It's expected to be published in 2012. And presumably it's pronounced "Berserk," and has nothing to do with the long-running Kentaro Miura manga series. That said, a movie revolving around nanobot technology has probably been in the cards for a while now. They've been a "go to" phlebotinum device for sci-fi/fantasy for years, doing everything from turning Jason Voorhees into a cyborg at the drop of a hat, or erasing Dib's memories on Invader Zim

We're looking forward to learning the titles of the other books in the series though. Maybe CRZNSS and DSTRBD are to follow?

CraveOnline will be back with more BZRK news after we go on a Fantastic Voyage… with killer robots.