Back in December of 2010, we reported that Paramount had snagged the rights to Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, a screenplay in the vein of Goonies about a local boy scout troop that must save the local girl scout troop from a zombie outbreak on an overnight camping trip. The script was written by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki and made 2010′s Black List.
And now it appears as though Tropic Thunder and Men In Black scribe Etan Cohen is set to make his directorial debut with the material. Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Etan Cohen, one of the town’s hottest comedy scribes, is in negotiations to make his directorial debut on Paramount’s horror-comedy ‘Boy Scouts vs. Zombies’.”
The article also mentions that Cohen will supervise the writing of a new draft by Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous). That seems like an interesting choice since she hasn’t been a credited writer on anything recently, maybe Cohen is using his could to get her back in the game a bit.