'Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies' High Concept, Zombie-Inclusive Enough for Paramount To Make

March 7, 2012

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Desperate for some new, unlikely entity to face off against a stock Halloween costume, Paramount has skimmed through the old 2010 Black List of hot scripts and, overlooking Zombie Baby, decided to make Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies, which is exactly what it sounds like.

The studio is reportedly setting up the Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki script with Etan Cohen, marking his directorial debut. Though he hasn't helmed a film before, Cohen has already established a name for himself as a go-to screenwriter for making Ben Stiller say things, having worked on Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Stiller's upcoming remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. He won't be working on this script, though; he'll merely oversee a re-write by the writer of the 1999 beauty pageant comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous and adjust accordingly for fitting in the requisite Stiller-as-recognizably-hammy-zombie cameo.

Incidentally, while the film is exactly what its title spells out, the reasoning for the conflict is now said to stem from the Boy Scouts defending a group of Girl Scouts from the forces of the undead. Chivalry! Also, opportunities for jokes like, "I'd buy her Girl Scout cookies," "I'd eat her Samoas," and so on. I'm betting on several of those.

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