Let’s make one thing clear before we start, Robert Zemeckis is not confirmed to be directing this film, however he has asked Chad Damiani and JP Lavin to adapt the book for his Imagemovers company.
The book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome attack is written by Chuck Sambuchino, and it explains what to do in the event your harmless garden gnomes decide to begin attacking your home. Imagemovers will be producing along with the Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson, with Sony Pictures financing.
The film will be a live action version of the book, however the gnomes themselves will be animated. Early reports were suggesting a strong horror which would be aiming for an 18 certificate, although those rumours are now stating the film will be looking for a more PG-13 in the US which would mean a 15 or 12A here in the UK. Basically, the film will be a horror but could end up on the more ‘safe’ side for a wider audience.
More on this as it happens.
By Matt Wavish