'Thunder' scribe makes directorial debut with Par pic

Paramount has tapped its “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen to make his directorial debut on the horror-comedy “Boy Scouts vs. Zombies.”

Studio had no comment.

Disney Writing Program alums Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki wrote the script, which appeared on the 2010 Black List.

Story follows three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to save their small town from a vicious zombie outbreak.

Todd Garner’s Broken Road is producing with Andy Fickman and Betsy Sullenger of Oops Doughnuts, as well as the scribes’ manager Bryan Brucks’ Brucks Entertainment. Broken Road’s Sean Robins will exec produce.

Cohen, who wrote “Tropic Thunder” and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” is among the writers credited on Sony’s upcoming tentpole “Men in Black 3.” His script “Revenge of the Jocks” is also in development at Warner Bros.

Cohen is repped by CAA, Mosaic and attorney Peter Nichols.

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