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We've Always Gnome This Could Happen...Zemeckis Producing HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK!!


Merrick here...

Robert Zemeckis and his Image Movers gang are "attached" to produce a big screen adaptation of Chuck Sambuchino's book HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK (available HERE).  

The tome 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."

...says THIS piece at THR.  

Zemeckis and Image Movers have previously brought us performance capture-centric pictures like POLAR EXPRESS, BEOWULF, MONSTER HOUSE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and MARS NEEDS MOMS.  Of that lot, only MONSTER HOUSE truly floated my boat - I found their recent CHRISTMAS CAROL unmagical and uninvolving, and...despite a few nice flourishes...MARS NEEDS MOMS floundered tediously right out of the gate.  

We recently learned that Zemeckis/Image Movers planned performance capture adaptation of The Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE had been scuttled by Disney.  For a while, rumblings suggested that the project might be taken to another studio - but not much as been said about such efforts since then.  


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