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Zombie-survival is the newest merit badge! Back in December of 2010, we shared the news with you about Paramount Pictures picking up a horror/comedy titled Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, written by College Road Trip scribes Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki.
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. »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
There seem to be a lot of comedy writers making the jump to directing as of late, and I guess as long as they are mainly directing comedies, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Screenwriters probably have the best grasp of the comedic timing and the intended tone of a film that they wrote, and generally speaking, comedies don't usually require a lot of visual style or skill behind the camera. However, this week it looks like Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen will be taking on something a little bit different for his directorial debut: a horror-comedy for Paramount called Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. Yep, another genre mash-up with "vs." in the title... do I really need to say anything more? According to Heat Vision, the script is not actually one that Cohen wrote himself. Penned by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki (College Road Trip), it made the 2010 Black List »
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 »
- Ethan Anderton
Screenwriter Etan Cohen has spent the past few years co-writing comedies like Tropic Thunder and Idiocracy as well as taking a turn on the script for Men in Black III. Now he's ready to make his directorial debut.
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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- Ryan Gowland
Paramount is making a movie titled Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. Need any more be said?
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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- Sandy Schaefer
Comic scribe Etan Cohen is in negotiations to direct Boy Scouts Vs Zombies. That’s Etan Cohen, by the way, not Ethan Coen. The two screenwriters are often confused for one another but are spectacularly different. Ethan is one half of the Coen Bros. The brothers grim behind The Big Lebowski, Fargo and No Country For Old Men. Etan Cohen meanwhile is the screenwriter for Ben Stiller hits Madagascar 2 and Tropic Thunder, as well as the upcoming Men In Black 3.
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.
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- John Sharp
If you visit Etan Cohen's IMDb page, it kindly reminds you that this man is not to be confused with another screenwriter, Ethan Cohen. Well good, we're glad that's cleared up, otherwise we might have been forced to come up with another lazy gag about them being different people. The page may need to be amended slightly now though, as not only is Etan Cohen a screenwriter, but he's set to become a fully fledged director too after signing on to helm "Boy Scouts vs. Zombies."
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 »
- Joe Cunningham
If 'Ninjas vs. Zombies' didn't grab you. If 'Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies' seems a little out there. And if 'Cockneys vs Zombies' just isn't going to be your cup of tea. Then why not try Paramount's 'Boy Scouts vs. Zombies'? Yes it seems just about anyone can go up against the undead these days and it appears that 'Men in Black III' and 'Madagascar 2' scribe Etan Cohen is in negotiations to make his directorial debut with the new horror-comedy for the studio. Cohen would helm from a script penned by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki ('College Road Trip') which would mark his first feature as director. Lona Williams ('Drop Dead Gorgeous') has been tapped to provide a redraft. So I wonder how many Boy Scout woodland skills will be utilised in offing the dead? Whatever happens this does sound like one hell of a good project. »
Etan Cohen has signed on to direct Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Silas Lesnick)
Etan Cohen has signed on to direct Boy Scouts vs. Zombies , according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter . 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. Cohen is best known as the writer of Tropic Thunder and the upcoming Men in Black 3 . »
10 items from 2012
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