Zemeckis Producing 'How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack' Movie
Yep, you read that right. Apparently none other than former Yellow Submarine helmer and the iconic director of Back to the Future - Robert Zemeckis - is producing an adaptation of a book called How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack. Bloody-Disgusting, who was the first to report before THR, says that Sony Pictures Animation has optioned that book, which will be developed "as an R-rated live-action/CG hybrid budgeted in the $20 million-30 million range." This suddenly got awesome. But no screenwriter is even attached. So it's kinda Small Soldiers but redone with gnomes and Zemeckis producing? I'm totally in.
The book by Chuck Sambuchino, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will), is a "comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless yard decorations, evidence is mounting that these smiling lawn statues are poised and ready to wreck havoc." Zemeckis has not expressed any interest in directing, so he'll probably just produce. This is such a wacky, wild, crazy awesome concept, and there's even viral videos already! Plus, it's always great to see another R-rated, edgy "animated" comedy again. We'll let you know when they hire a writer/director! Sound good?