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Screenwriter Etan Cohen To Make Directorial Debut With 'Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies'

The Playlist By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist March 7, 2012 at 10:19AM

If you visit Etan Cohen's IMDB page, it kindly reminds you that this man is not to be confused with another screenwriter, Ethan Cohen. Well good, we're glad that's cleared up, otherwise we might have been forced to come up with another lazy gag about them being different people. The page may need to be amended slightly now though, as not only is Etan Cohen a screenwriter, but he's set to become a fully fledged director too after signing on to helm "Boy Scouts vs. Zombies."
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Etan Cohen Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies

If you visit Etan Cohen's IMDB page, it kindly reminds you that this man is not to be confused with another screenwriter, Ethan Cohen. Well good, we're glad that's cleared up, otherwise we might have been forced to come up with another lazy gag about them being different people. The page may need to be amended slightly now though, as not only is Etan Cohen a screenwriter, but he's set to become a fully fledged director too after signing on to helm "Boy Scouts vs. Zombies."

Cohen is perhaps best known for writing "Tropic Thunder" and for being one of the many contributors to "Men In Black III." We're also intrigued by his script called "Revenge of the Jocks," which is currently in pre-production. Cohen has nothing to do with the script for "Boy Scouts vs. Zombies" though, it was penned by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki ("College Road Trip"), but little is known about it beyond its title. We're going to guess that there are some boy scouts, and that then there are some zombies, that perhaps at some point some of the boy scouts become zombies, and that generally some boy scout and zombie-related shit goes down.

Cohen has previously only directed a short called "My Wife is Retarded," but he had a decent cast on board, which included Gary Cole, Sean Astin and Leslie Bibb. He'll be hoping for a decent cast again this time, but it sounds to us like this is the kind of high-concept film that will get by without star names. Back in 2010 Andy Flickman ("You Again") had looked set to direct the film, but in this iteration of the project he's listed as a producer instead. We're going to reserve judgment on this one until we hear a little more about it, but we hope for Cohen's sake that it has an easier journey to the big screens than the similarly high-concept "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." [THR]

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