Network television seems obsessed with remaking musical and dance-infused films from the past. The Wiz Live! just aired last week on NBC and we’ve got Grease: Live coming to Fox in January. Now ABC is looking to get in on the remake bandwagon, though without the live-show gimmick.
Lionsgate TV is putting together a remake of Dirty Dancing that will be a three-hour TV event filled with song and dance performances. And they even have someone lined up already to take the iconic role of Baby played by Jennifer Grey. Read More »
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When the upfront presentation for the new TV shows coming to Fox this fall was unveiled, there was no new trailer for the horror comedy Scream Queens from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy. Instead, a teaser trailer with actual footage from the show arrived on its own, which means Fox really wants this one to stand out and hopes it’ll be something special. Unfortunately, the full trailer for the series has arrived, and this looks like it’s going to be murder, and not in the way you want from a horror comedy. Watch the full Scream Queens trailer after the jump. Read More »
If nothing else, Maggie deserves credit for approaching zombies from a whole new angle. While the angst of watching a loved one get infected is a common trope of the genre, it is rarely if ever the main focus of a zombie movie. But as Maggie shows, it’s a premise with great potential. Unfortunately, Maggie also shows there are many ways to sell that potential short. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
That Arnold Schwarzenegger would star in a zombie movie isn’t surprising. What makes Maggie unexpected is that it’s less a no-holds-barred action thrill ride than an intimate family drama.
Schwarzenegger plays Wade, whose world is turned inside out when a spreading zombie virus infects his beloved daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin). Wade remains determined to stay by her side and protect her, even as her condition worsens. Watch the Maggie trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
In most of his movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s preferred method of dealing with problems is to destroy them — either with his powerful fists or with the aid of some fancy firearms. But it appears he’s taking an entirely different approach in Maggie.
The TIFF drama stars Schwarzenegger as a Midwestern farmer whose darling daughter (Abigail Breslin) has fallen prey to a zombie epidemic sweeping the nation. As the disease takes its hold, he stays loyally by her side. Get your first look at Schwarzenegger in Maggie after the jump.
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Haunter is the new horror/thriller from Vincenzo Natali, who last gave us the crazy creature feature Splice. The film stars Abigail Breslin as a young woman trapped in her house, threatened by a murderous presence and plagued by visions of other victims that have fallen prey to the true owner of the home in which she’s bound.
Check out the first trailer below, which culminates with a nicely chilling appearance from Stephen McHattie as the man Breslin’s character has ample reason to fear. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
In Zombieland, Abigail Breslin teamed up with a ragtag family of post-apocalyptic oddballs to fend off the ongoing zombie apocalypse. In Maggie, she’ll take part in another zombie apocalypse by becoming one of the undead. The 17-year-old actress has entered talks to play the title role in the film, which cast Arnold Schwarzenegger last month as Maggie’s dad. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
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Fans who travel to San Diego Comic-Con in July will be able to take a flight to Battle School. Summit Entertainment has revealed they’ll be bringing their sci-fi adaptation Ender’s Game to the convention in full force. It starts Thursday July 18 with a Hall H panel featuring stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin. (Yes, Harrison Ford will be back at Comic-Con.) The experience continues on the Hilton Gaslamp lawn with an exhibit showcasing eight rooms representing the most recognizable environments of Ender’s world, and finally a show-floor booth with plenty of goodies. Read more below. Read More »
August: Osage County, a Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony award winning play, is hoping to become a multiple Oscar-winning film. Directed by John Wells (The Company Men), the film has one of the most impressive dramatic casts in recent memory: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch,Margot Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, and Sam Shepard. They’ll bring to life a story about a group of young women forced to go home and deal with their parents. A simple story to be sure, but a powder keg for emotion and drama.
Don’t believe me, though. Check out the trailer and poster for the November 8 release. Read More »