Production Weekly is reporting that Andy Fickman, the director of The Game Plan and Race to Witch Mountain, is attached to direct the horror/comedy Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, a spec script written by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuiki.
Nothing is known about the film at this point — not even the studio that would be producing the project — but the movie (if it even gets made) could be a ways off. Fickman was also just recently named as the director of TMI, the new comedy staring Anna Faris. The Kristen Smith and Marc Klein scripted film is about best friends who, after sleeping together, realize they know each other too well in order to maintain a relationship. Ryan Reynolds was attached at one point to co-star but is now listed only as a producer.
If I had to put my money on which film will get made first, I’d say it would be TMI. The movie has a star and and studio (Universal) attached — which is more than apparently Boy Scouts vs. Zombies has. In fact, I’d say the only thing Boy Scouts vs. Zombies has going for it right now is a potential law suit headed its way.
The Boy Scouts of America is an organization that tightly guards its brand name and trademarks. Only a handful of films (Follow Me Boys (pictured above) and Down and Derby to name a few) have been allowed to prominently feature the Scouting name, uniforms and ranks. Most movies are forced to feature a thinly veiled parody or homage of the organization in order to skirt around the laws.
If the BSA didn’t allow the Disney/Pixar movie Up to feature the Boy Scouts, what chance does a horror comedy have?
Tags: Anna Faris, Pixar, Ryan Reynolds, Up