Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive: New Ant-Man Still Arrives
Scott Lang hits the shower
Daniel Brühl's Captain America: Civil War Role Revealed
Sound the spoiler klaxon!
Fox Planning Live-Action X-Men TV Series
The mutants could be headed to the small screen
Edgar Wright Submits Dodge And Twist Screenplay
Redrafting the steampunk Oliver
Mission: Impossible 5 Moved Up To July
Christopher McQuarrie will deliver a little earlier than expected...
David Tennant Will Be Zebediah Kilgrave
In Marvel/Netflix's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Emma Watson Signs For Beauty And The Beast
She'll be director Bill Condon's guest
Chris Weitz Hired For Gareth Edwards' Star Wars Stand-Alone
He'll write the new draft of the script
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 December 2014
First Trailer For Robert Zemeckis' The Walk Lands
Joseph Gordon-Levitt hits the heights
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Flight (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Beowulf (2007)
Empire Star Rating
The Polar Express
Empire Star Rating
Cast Away
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Robert Zemeckis Fighting Garden Gnomes
He's producing a new 'toon

15 April 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

submit to reddit

Before you start wondering: no, Robert Zemeckis is not mad as hell about the relative success of Gnomeo & Juliet compared to his latest produced CG animation, Mars Needs Moms. And no, he isn’t looking to run through gardens with a baseball bat smashing the beardy ornaments. He’s simply attached to produce an adaptation of How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.

Sony Pictures Animation is ironing out the details on a deal to option Chuck Sambuchino’s book, which purports to prepare us for the apparently imminent destruction plotted by the seemingly harmless stone statues. Yes, far from simply being questionably aesthetic decorations for a lawn, round a pond or on a path, these smiling terrorists are set to spring to life, invade your home and wreck the place. Sambuchino, naturally, has discovered a foolproof plan to fight back.

Zemeckis’ Imagemovers company is looking to partner with Sony on the film and, like Mars, it’s likely he’ll stick to simply producing instead of sitting in the director’s chair.

But while there’s no actual director or even a writer attached yet, the comparisons to Gnomeo may be unavoidable. There’s also a sprinkling of Toy Story in there (seemingly inanimate objects coming to life) and more than a little Spiderwick Chronicles (finding a way to combat troublesome creatures). Let's hope it ends up as good as those.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Rio Flies To Top Of US Box Office
Scream 4 stabs second place
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: email /msn:leeqiaojing@hotmail.com
Spammy Puffs? More

Posted by Spaldron at 01:41 on 16 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: email /msn:leeqiaojing@hotmail.com
You're taking it too far now, Spaldron! Now, I'm off to have a bowl of delicous Spammingcunt cereal..... More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 23:24 on 15 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: email /msn:leeqiaojing@hotmail.com
Don't forget Spammingcunt The Musical : Spamalot. More

Posted by Spaldron at 23:02 on 15 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: email /msn:leeqiaojing@hotmail.com
Spammingcunt: The Series! I give it half a season. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 20:28 on 15 April 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)