Paramount Pictures has announced that Christopher Landon is set to direct the upcoming horror flick ‘Boy Scouts vs. Zombies’ (the title alone rocks). Many may know Landon from his work on scripts for ‘Paranormal Activity‘ two, three and four, although it’s not really clear if this is a good thing or bad. The ‘Paranormal’ movies are focused mainly on intense bump-in-the-night-who’s-shadow-is-that-why-are-doors-closing-on-their-own-and-for-the-love-of-god-why-are-we-still-living-in-this-house type of PG-13 scares. It seems that working on a film with a title such as this, one might guess that the overall feel and look will be a bit more on the campier, horror-comedy side. Hopefully Landon can get out of the dark shadows of his room and come into the forest to show these little boy scouts what it really means to survive.
The title makes the context of this film almost unbearably obvious as to what its about but for those that are looking for a meatier plot summary, to you I say use your imagination. The film first gained interested when a draft by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuk was released in 2010 and put on the oh so desired Black List. For those of you who aren’t in the TV/Film industry, ‘Black List’ means there is a pile of scripts out there, that are great but are going un-produced, and in need of guidance, money and prayer that one day it will catch someone’s eye and it will be put up onto the big screen. Ah, dreams. Once interest was gained, the script was re-written by Lona Williams and then deemed worthy of viewership.
I don’t know about you but it seems as though the zombie genre has had its hay-day already this year; we had ‘Warm Bodies’, ‘World War Z’, ‘Frankenstein’s Army’ (had to throw that one in there), ‘The Walking Dead‘ and countless others. So when is this craze going to die down? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good bloody mess of body parts being devoured by flesh eating undead but enough is enough people.
Whether you’re into a pack of zombies chasing around wilderness buffs or not, this is happening so get used to it. Production is slated to being in the spring of 2014.