Paramount Pictures has tapped Christopher Landon to direct Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies as his followup to Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which the studio releases January 3, Deadline reports. Etan Cohen was originally attached.
Landon wrote and directed that sequel after writing Paranormal Activity 3 and PA 4, and co-writing Paranormal 2.
He will then take on Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies, and will do a director’s pass on the Black List script by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki before production begins in the spring.
It’s said to be in the vein of Goonies, and is about a local boy scout troop that must save the local girl scout troop from a zombie outbreak on an overnight camping trip.
The film is produced by Todd Garner and his Broken Road Productions, Andy Fickman and Betsy Sullenger of Oops Doughnuts, and Bryan Brucks and his Brucks Entertainment.