Christopher Landon, best known for writing the screenplays to the Paranormal Activity sequels, is the latest director attached to Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies for Paramount Pictures after Etan Cohen, and others before him, stepped off the project. The script, by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, made the 2010 Black List of un-produced screenplays and got picked up by Paramount but has seen little forward progress since. For comparison the 2010 Black List also included The Hunger Games, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and Argo, all of which have been released since then.
While the screenplay for Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies did not receive as many votes as the films listed above, it certainly sounds like a film that would go over well in today’s pop culture climate. Nothing else is known to the public about Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies, though the title suggests that the film will feature Boy Scouts, zombies, and a struggle of some sort between the two. The success of The Walking Dead in all its incarnations stands as a testament to the enduring popularity of zombies. Meanwhile Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, another screenplay from the 2010 Black List, proved that wacky premises involving American iconography mixed with classic monsters can lead to commercial, if not critical, success.
Real life Boy Scout Troops may want to follow this one closely as a realistic portrayal of Scouts using knots, fires, and map reading to survive the zombie apocalypse could make a nice recruiting tool.