Scouts vs. Zombies Casting Update

2014/04/25 17:09:44 +00:00 | Derek Anderson

We recently reported that Patrick Schwarzenegger had joined the cast of Scouts vs. Zombies, and now two other actors have signed on to the project. Whether or not they'll survive to the end credits remains to be seen, but they're along for the ride now.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Halston Sage (Neighbors) and Lukas Gage (Animals) have joined the growing cast of Scouts vs. Zombies. It's uncertain what type of character each will play at this time. We do know that the film will follow a trio of boy scout buds played by Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and Joseph Morgan, and that veteran comedic actor David Koechner is attached to play Scout Leader Rogers. In the film, the boy scout trio and the rest of their troop must defend their hometown from an onslaught of the living dead.

Cameras won't roll until May 8th, but Christopher Landon, who recently directed Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, will helm this movie for Paramount and here's what he told us about Scouts vs. Zombies in 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).”

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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