Elijah Wood balks at plan for survival in Cooties clip

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Sep 14, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

Cooties is an upcoming film starring Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson that’s half horror, half comedy, all entertainment. In it, one fourth-grade girl is infected by a suspicious chicken nugget. A few unwanted bites later and the entire student population is reduced to pre-tween zombies. So, how do the teachers react?

They react the same way anyone does when confronted by a zombie attack: running and screaming (or is that just me?).

But as with any other group that wants to survive, they eventually come up with a plan. Only the person who is perfectly suited to ensure their survival, Clint (Elijah Wood), does not want to put himself in harm’s way.

Backstory: In the scenes before, young student Calvin (Armani Jackson) is suffering from diabetes and needs sugar. However, the teachers can’t get the food he needs, because zombie children are roaming the corridors of the school, looking for fresh brains.

Wood’s response is about as perfect as you’d expect for someone who doesn’t “do brave stuff.” 

Check it out.