If you don’t think zombies have jumped the pop culture shark already, here is further proof that the concept should be buried for the next few years until a fresh generation of creatives decides to revitalize it. Deadline is reporting that Christopher Landon will direct a new film called Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. I’m sure you can guess what it’ll be about.
Christopher Landon has made a name for himself as a writer on the Paranormal Activity franchise, scripting the second, third, and fourth entries and actually moving into the director’s chair for next year’s Latino-friendly spin-off, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (he wrote that one as well). The Marked Ones will be his second directorial effort, following in the wake of his disastrous 2010 movie Burning Palms, an ensemble piece that no one has really heard of but was one of the worst films I’ve ever seen in a theater. Ever since seeing that project I’ve been extremely wary of Landon’s work, and I can already tell that this new venture isn’t going to be the thing that makes me give him another shot.
Boy Scouts vs. Zombies? That’s where we are now? Aside from the excessive amount of zombie movies hitting the big screen (studios even released a zombie romantic comedy, for God’s sake), the undead show no sign of stopping on the small screen, either: AMC just announced a spin-off of their wildly popular series “The Walking Dead,” so we can expect more groaning, rotting corpses meandering through the pop culture landscape for at least a few more years. But I’m guessing it’ll be the audience who’s groaning if they choose to sit through Boy Scouts vs. Zombies.
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