Scouts vs. Zombies Casting News

2014/03/14 17:17:06 +00:00 | Jonathan James

After reporting on Boy Scouts vs. Zombies over the last couple of years, the movie is getting ready to begin filming this spring. Now being referred to simply as Scouts vs. Zombies, we have the first casting news. According to THR, Tye Sheridan (Mud - pictured below) has signed on for the lead role:

"The story centers on three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to battle vicious zombies after their small town faces a zombie outbreak. Sheridan will play the budding honors student who is handsome and athletic but doesn't know it yet, still lacking the confidence needed to talk to girls he likes."

Christopher Landon, who recently directed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, will be helming this feature for Paramount and here's what he told us about the movie during a recent interview:

"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)."

Source: THR