Friday, April 18, 2014

'Scouts vs. Zombies' Casting News

Courtesy Zimbio
On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty...to fight off zombies...

That's how the motto goes, right? Well Paramount's "Scouts vs. Zombies" starts filming on May 8 and their cast is still growing. In this Christopher Landon-directed horror/comedy, "On the eve of their last camp out, three scouts discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak." Sounds fun!

Joining the cast which already features, Joseph Morgan, The Sheridan, Logan Miller, Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Bryan Brucks and Betsy Sullenger will be Anchorman's David Koechner. Deadline is reporting that Koechner will play Scout Leader Rogers.

In a recent interview with DailyDead, Koechner revealed:

“I’m really looking forward to working on Scouts too. What’s funny is when I initially heard about the project, I was a tad dismissive of it because title just sounds obvious. But when I read the script, I was completely shocked by how oddly emotionally-grounded it was. It’s really a movie about friendship, about these three boys, and they’re at that point where they’re starting to grow apart and the only thing that’s kept them friends is scouting. The movie takes place on their last campout and so I fell in love with it because of the emotional core that the story has and all those themes- like friendship and loyalty- that I think we can all relate to. And there are zombies, of course (laughs).”

It sounds a little like "The Goonies" meets "Stand By Me" meets "The Walking Dead." We'll keep you posted on when it's scheduled to invade theaters. In the mean time, practice your knot tying and crossbow skills.

-Larissa Mrykalo

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