Do you remember that Garden Gnome Attack movie we reported on back in April? If not, Robert Zemeckis is producing a live-action/CG-hybrid film based on author Chuck Sambuchino's How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will).

Sony Pictures Animation optioned the book with the intention of turning it into a film geared toward adults, and a new report names the writers hired to work on the screenplay. According to Deadline, Chad Damiani and JP Lavin will be working on the screenplay and are aiming for an "edgy PG-13" film. The budget is expected to be in the $20 - $30 million range, but this project is still in the very early stages of development.

For those who are not familiar with the book, it is described as  “a tongue-in-cheek survival guide to help garden gnome-owners prepare for and ward off an imminent invasion from the menacing lawn statues”. Here is the full description:

"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."

Source: Deadline