The tongue-in-cheek survival guide is to headed to the big screen.
Variety reports that Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers partner Jack Rapke are to produce the adult themed ‘How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.’
The movie is based off of Chuck Sambuchino’s ‘How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (and They Will),’ a tongue-in-cheek survival guide to help garden gnome-owners prepare for and ward off an imminent invasion from the menacing lawn statues.
Zemeckis has not yet decided if he will direct the project, which is believed to be an R-rated live-action/CG-hybrid.
The official synopsis for Chuck Sambuchino’s 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.