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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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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As one big time zombie film hits the big screen, another one just nabbed a big time star. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to producer and star in a film called Maggie, based on a Black List script by John Scott 3. He’ll star as a father during a zombie apocalypse who travels around with his daughter as she slowly turns into a zombie. Chloe Moretz was circling the daughter role last year, but dropped out. Henry Hobson is directing and filming is scheduled for the Fall. Read More »