It's been a long time since Robert Zemeckis has made a great film that I really enjoyed. The last film he produced that I thought was awesome was the CG animated film Monster House. He's now producing a film that actually sound pretty freakin' awesome.
Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to a book written by Chuck Sambuchino called How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will), it's so true, and the book could really come in handy. I have a problem with getting attacked by Garden Gnomes, it's just something I've had to deal with my whole life.
So Zemeckis was brought on board to develop the film as an R-rated live-action/CGI horror film with a $30 million dollar budget. The book is described "a tongue-in-cheek a survival guide to helps garden gnome-owners prevent, prepare for and ward off an imminent invasion from the menacing lawn statues."
Zemeckis has not committed to direct the project, but it would be awesome if he did! Zemeckis has produced a few horror films in his career that include Death Becomes Her, The Frighteners, Demon Knight, Bordello of Blood, House on Haunted Hill, and of course directed the Back to the Future films, which aren't horror movies but they are classics.
Here's the full description of the book:
Move over zombies and adolescent vampires.
There’s a new threat in town—and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only 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. The danger is real. And it’s here.
Class 1 gnome-slayer and gnome defense expert Chuck Sambuchino has developed a proven system—Assess, Protect, Defend, Apply—for safeguarding property, possessions, and loved ones. Strategies include step-by-step instructions for gnome-proofing the average dwelling, recognizing and interpreting the signs of a gathering hoard, and—in the event that a secured perimeter is breached—confronting and combating the attackers at close range.