Animation feature set to debut on 1,500 screens in the US.

Gnome Alone

Smith Global Media has set October 13 this year as the US theatrical release date for the animated adventure comedy Gnome Alone, directed by The Nut Job’s Peter Lepeniotis.

Michael Schwartz and Zina Zaflow wrote the screenplay based on a screen story by Rob Moreland and a story by Micah Herman and Kyle Newman.

The film centres on Chloe, who discovers her new home’s garden gnomes are not what they seem. She must decide between the pursuit of a desired high school life or banding with the gnomes to fight against the Troggs – menacing little monsters who have invaded the house through a portal from another world. Gnome Alone will debut on 1,500 screens in the US.

Becky G, Josh Peck, Olivia Holt and George Lopez star, while Patrick Stump of the band Fall Out Boy performed multiple voice-over roles, composed the score and wrote an original song to be performed by Becky G.

John H Williams produced, while 3QU’s head creative Danielle Sterling shepherded the project through production.

Los Angeles-based Smith Global Media has an exclusive output partnership deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.