Tropic Thunder Co-Writer To Direct Boy Scouts vs. Zombies

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-03-06 23:56:58discussion comments
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Hollywood just can't get enough of zombies. Between World War Z, Warm Bodies, Breathers, The Kitchen Sink, the latest Resident Evil film, and about a thousand other films in development, there are more than enough titles in the works to keep us neck deep in the undead for the next decade. Yet another title included on that list is Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, a movie that is about exactly what you think its about. And now it has a director.

According to THR, Etan Cohen, one of the most popular screenwriters going in the industry today, has been hired to make his directorial debut on the horror comedy. The plot follows a group of boy scouts (duh) as they work to save some girl scouts from a pack of hungry zombies (again, duh). The script was featured on the 2010 Black List - a list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in a given year - and was written by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki. Paramount is backing the project and Lona Williams, who previously wrote Drop Dead Gorgeous, will write a new draft under Cohen's supervision. The soon-to-be director isn't totally without experience, as he previously helmed a short film titled My Wife Is Retarded, which starred Gary Cole, Sean Astin, Leslie Bibb, George Segal and Phyllis George.

Cohen is largely known for his work with both Mike Judge and Ben Stiller. His credits include episodes of both Beavis and Butt-Head and King of The Hill, as well as features like Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder, and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. His next title, Men in Black III, will be released on May 25th.
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