'Tropic Thunder' Writer Now Set to Direct 'Boy Scouts vs. Zombies'

March 7, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Etan Cohen / Boy Scouts

Awhile back, there was word that Race to Witch Mountain director was going to oversee production of Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, a project from College Road Trip writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki that made the Black List in 2010. Since then we haven't heard anything about the project, but now Heat Vision has word that Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 writer Etan Cohen will make his directorial debut with the film that follows a troop of young boy scouts that must save a group of girl scouts from a pack of zombies that will just spoil a good camping trip. That actually has renewed my faith in this silly sounding project.

Initially, I was worried that such family friendly filmmakers were working on a film that should probably be an R-rated action horror romp, but with Etan Cohen behind the camera, this could at least turn into some bloody PG-13 fare. In addition, Cohen will oversee the writing of a new draft by Lona Williams, who wrote the pseudo mockumentary feature Drop Dead Gorgeous. The project still sounds somewhat goofy, but if the script made the Black List, then there has to be something special here. Hopefully something like Super 8 meets Shaun of the Dead is what ends up on the big screen.

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