Andy Fickman Overseeing the Fight of 'Boy Scouts vs. Zombies'
Earlier this year we were given the treat of seeing the amazing fight fest that was Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but another battle of epic proportions is on the way. Production Weekly announced (via Twitter) that Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain) will direct the horror comedy Boy Scouts vs Zombies. The film comes from a spec script by writers Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki (the duo behind College Road Trip). Honestly, when this title first came up the concept sounded so outrageous and off-the-wall that I couldn't help but be intrigued. However, with these family fare filmmakers behind it, I'm not too thrilled.
I suppose there's always a chance that Fickman and the writing team of Evans and Mochizuki could have used family friendly films to get their foot in the door to make a film that they were really passionate about, but somehow I doubt it. The writers only have that one terrible Raven Simone flick under their belt, but Fickman has also directed The Game Plan, She's the Man and the forthcoming atrocious looking "comedy" You Again. The best possible outcome with the talent behind the camera would be a Home Alone style presentation of boy scouts facing off against zombies with some of the most intricate traps and wilderness skills at their disposal. I guess that doesn't sound too bad. Interested?