College Road Trip (2008)
The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Drew Carey Show) and Etan Cohen's (Men in Black 3, Tropic Thunder) draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki & Carrie Evans (College Road Trip). Todd Garner (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Into the Storm) and Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance, Race to Witch Mountain) will produce, with Bryan Brucks (Blended), Sean Robins (Into the Storm) and Samson Mucke (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) serving as executive producers.
Tye Sheridan (Mud, Dark Places), Logan Miller (I'm in the Band, Night Moves), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.
Press Release via Coming Soon: “Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography on “Scouts Vs. Zombies” has commenced in Los Angeles. The film is directed by Christopher Landon (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”).
The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams (“Drop Dead Gorgeous,” “The Drew Carey Show”) and Etan Cohen’s (“Men In Black 3,” “Tropic Thunder”) draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki & Carrie Evans (“College Road Trip”). Todd Garner (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Into The Storm”) and Andy Fickman (“Parental Guidance,” “Race To Witch Mountain”) will produce, with Bryan Brucks (“Blended”), Sean Robins (“Into The Storm”) and Samson Mucke (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”) serving as executive producers.
Tye Sheridan (“Mud,” “Dark Places
Now, THR reports that Etan Cohen is in negotiations to direct this Goonies-esque project. Cohen, best known for his writing in comedy with such films as Tropic Thunder and Idiocracy, will make his directorial debut with this story about a Boy Scout troop endeavoring to save a girl scout troop from a zombie outbreak.
Boy Scouts vs. Zombies will be produced by Andy Fickman and Betsy Sullenger of Oops Doughnuts Productions and Todd Garner of Broken Road Productions, and Bryan Brucks of Brucks Entertainment with Sean Robins of Broken Road executive producing. Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous) will be crafting a new draft of the script under Cohen’s keen comedic eye.
THR reports that Cohen is in negotiations to direct the horror-comedy Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, which has a plot that sounds exactly like the title suggests, with a boy scout troop trying to save a group of girl scouts from zombies.
The script, written by College Road Trip screenwriters Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, was on the 2010 Black List of Hollywood's most-liked — but unproduced — screenplays. Cohen is going to supervise a new draft from Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous). Andy Fickman (You Again) was previously attached to direct, but will now produce the movie for Paramount Pictures, who will distribute once the movie is finished.
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The project is based on a script co-penned by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, whose sole previous professional writing credit is on the disposable 2008 Martin Lawrence comedy College Road Trip. However, the pair’s Boy Scouts vs. Zombies screenplay was well-regarded enough to make the 2010 Hollywood Black List of the best unproduced scripts, and was acquired by Paramount the year afterwards.
However, Evans and Mochizuki’s script draft is getting a rewrite so… make of all that what you will.
Heat Vision is reporting that Etan Cohen will make his feature-length directorial debut on Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. Cohen got his career going writing on animated shows, ranging from Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill to Disney’s Recess; his ...
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Cohen would make his directorial debut with the Paramount project, written by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, who together wrote the Martin Lawrence comedy College Road Trip (2008).
With one of those ‘Ronseal’ movie titles, you won’t be surprised to learn that the story concerns a group of boy scouts who must rescue a group of girl scouts from brain eating, reanimated corpses. Or zombies, if you will.
Cohen is perhaps best known for writing "Tropic Thunder" and for being one of the many contributors to "Men In Black III." We're also intrigued by his script called "Revenge of the Jocks," which is currently in pre-production. Cohen has nothing to do with the script for "Boy Scouts vs. Zombies" though, it was penned by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki ("College Road Trip
Little is known about the project aside from its high concept title and that it is based on a horror comedy spec script from Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, two of the names behind 2008's College Road Trip.
Back in 2010 it was said that Andy Flickman (You Again) would be taking the directing chair on the Paramount film. He appears to still be aboard the project as a producer.
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