EXCLUSIVE: Michael Ross will adapt BZRK, the novel by Michael Grant, into a feature film for Sony Pictures and producers Sam Raimi and Josh Donen. Acquired last fall, BZRK is the first in a three-book series by Grant, who previously wrote Gone and co-created the Animorphs series. BZRK is a youth oriented tale with an ambitious premise. A team of gifted teens control biological nanobot robots warriors and they battle another group that is controlled by conjoined twins whose nanobots are brainwashing world leaders. The megalomaniacal twins are trying to take over the world.
Ross previously wrote Turistas, the thriller directed by John Stockwell. He also recently did a rewrite on Robin Hood 2058 and scripted I Owe You, an original screenplay for Media Rights Capital, which Jacob Estes is attached to direct. Russell Hollander is executive producer. Grant and Ross are repped by CAA, Ross also by Management 360.