PARAMOUNT PICTURES ANNOUNCES START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON “SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES”
HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 12, 2014) – Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography on “SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES” has commenced in Los Angeles. The film is directed by Christopher Landon (“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES”).
The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams (“DROP DEAD GORGEOUS,” “The Drew Carey Show”) and Etan Cohen’s (“MEN IN BLACK 3,” “TROPIC THUNDER”) draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki & Carrie Evans (“COLLEGE ROAD TRIP”). Todd Garner (“PAUL BLART: MALL COP,” “INTO THE STORM”) and Andy Fickman (“PARENTAL GUIDANCE,” “RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN”) will produce, with Bryan Brucks (“BLENDED”), Sean Robins (“INTO THE STORM”) and Samson Mucke (“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES”) serving as executive producers.
Tye Sheridan (“MUD,” “DARK PLACES”), Logan Miller (“I’M IN THE BAND,” “NIGHT MOVES”), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.
Rounding out the cast is Sarah Dumont (“DON JON”) as Denise, David Koechner (“ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY,” “ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES”) as Scout Leader Rogers, Cloris Leachman (“THE LAST PICTURE SHOW,” “Raising Hope”) as Ms. Fielder, Halston Sage (“NEIGHBORS,” “THE BLING RING”) as Kendall, and Patrick Schwarzenegger (“DEAR ELEANOR,” “STUCK IN LOVE”) as Jeff.
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