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Remember back when Disney torpedoed Robert Zemeckis' 'Yellow Submarine' remake, and we suggested that maybe the filmmaker (who directed 'Back to the Future' and 'Forrest Gump') could use the opportunity to get away from the terrible CG zombie-puppets he's been tenaciously clinging to and try his hand at a real film again? Well, scratch that. Instead, Zemeckis has decided that his next project is going to be about evil garden gnomes.
'How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack' - based on the book by Chuck Sambuchino - is described as 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." A send-up of similar survival guides, the project is currently in the process of being optioned by Sony Pictures Animation.
Contrary to some inaccurate reporting on other sites (welcome to the internet!), the film is NOT being envisioned as an R-rated horror film but as a family-friendly romp combining live-action actors and CG gnomes. Because that always works, right?