Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography on “SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES” has commenced in Los Angeles. The film is directed by Christopher Landon (“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES”).

The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams and Etan Cohen’s draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki & Carrie Evans. Todd Garner and Andy Fickman will produce, with Bryan Brucks, Sean Robins and Samson Mucke serving as executive producers.

Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Rounding out the cast is Sarah Dumont as Denise, David Koechner as Scout Leader Rogers, Cloris Leachman as Ms. Fielder, Halston Sage as Kendall, and Patrick Schwarzenegger as Jeff.