Sony Pictures Animation and Robert Zemeckis have picked up rights for the humor book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.

Robert Zemeckis is not committed to direct the film, which is being developed as an R-rated live-action/CG-hybrid budgeted in the $20 million-$30 million range. No screenwriter is attached.

Written by Chuck Sambuchino, "How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (and They Will)," is a tongue-in-cheek survival guide to help garden gnome-owners prepare for and ward off an imminent invasion from the menacing lawn statues.