Men in Black III writer Etan Cohen will be making his directorial debut for Paramount with the horror-comedy Boy Scouts vs. Zombies according to THR. The script was featured on the 2010 Black List (the most popular unproduced screenplays) and writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki penned the zomcom, which centers on a troop of young Scouts who try to save a group of Girl Scouts from zombies. Le duh.
Yes, it's another literal-minded title that gives you the plot in just a few words, but Hollywood's been hot on that — and zombies —lately. Cohen is a much-loved screenwriter, having worked with Mike Judge and Ben Stiller on films like Idiocracy and Tropic Thunder. He'll be supervising Drop Dead Gorgeous writer Lona Williams, who will pen a new draft of the killer kid scouts flick.
Are we squeezing blood from a stone when it comes zombie films, or is there more life left in the undead walkers still? Hollywood's got the absurd zombie foes thing covered in spades (Jane Austen, Abraham Lincoln … ), but is the farcical fleshmuncher thing too played out at this point? Let us know below.