‘Maggie’ Images: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Zombie Drama

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There are a handful of Arnold Schwarzenegger franchise installments in some stage of development right now; Terminator: Genisys opens in Summer 2015 and Legend of Conan may start filming next spring, while The Expendables 3 hits U.S. theaters this Friday. However, upcoming Schwarzenegger project Maggie doesn’t just read as an intriguingly different offering from the icon – it also has potential as a worthwhile, self-described “genre-blending” piece of storytelling on its own.

Maggie – title sequence designer Henry Hobson’s feature-length directing debut – will premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival next month – further evidence that this isn’t your average Schwarzenegger vehicle. The first official images from the film has been released online, in conjunction with the announcement concerning its TIFF debut.

The Maggie script was penned by John Scott 3 and made the 2011 Hollywood Black List of Best Unproduced Screenplays. Schwarzenegger costars as Wade, a Midwest U.S. farmer who stays with his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) even while “she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie.” Scott’s Maggie storyline appears to maintain a smaller, more intimate scale throughout, unlike other recent additions to the zombie apocalypse sub-genre (be it the World War Z film adaptation or The Walking Dead TV series).


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Hobson, as a visual artist, is renowned for his credits designs, be they featured in such blockbusters as Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Snow White and the Huntsman or the post-apocalypse video game The Last of Us (which is being turned into a movie). The first screenshots from Maggie include some eye-catching imagery and what seem to be meaningful story moments captured by Hobson, as well as cinematographer Lukas Ettlin (The Lincoln Lawyer).

As such, Maggie – costarring Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Laura Cayouette (Django Unchained) – appears to fully move Schwarenegger out of his studio-backed action niche and into drama/indie territory. It’ll be interesting to see how Arnold handles the transition – and to find out what the early critical reaction is, once the feature has made its film festival circuit debut in September.

We’ll let you know when Maggie secures an official U.S. theatrical release date.

Source: TIFF Festival [via CBM]

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  1. Looks interesting, I’m in.

  2. looking forward to this one and premiering at TIFF as well. I get a HUGE last of us vibe from this. Arnold should make these more grimier films like Sabotage.

  3. The Last Of US…

    • The original script for this came out two years before the game, so I doubt it’s a rip off, if that’s what you meant.

  4. Little Abby grew up, why didn’t she? Me likey… meow!!

      • It is me. What are you talking about?
        Or should that be what am I talking about?

        • I change my mind, i don’t like that actress

  5. She’s looking a little bit like Kirsten Dunst

  6. This is going to make me feel isn’t is.

    • Looks like it’s going to have a sobbing Arnold at least…

  7. I’m getting a kick out of the idea of Arnold as “a Midwest U.S. farmer.” On that alone, I’m in.

  8. Ha, when I saw Arnie and the word zombies I automatically pictured him mowing down the walking dead with a machine gun in the most awesomest zombie apocalypse movie ever, but an intimate drama with Abigail Breslin, okay, I am intrigued.

    • I would still like to see Arnie mow down Zombies. Maybe in that Dead Island film adapt I guess? This does look quite interesting indeed

  9. This looks interesting. Definitely gonna watch it.

  10. So Little Rock’s playing a zombie instead of killing zombies. This could be interesting.

    • Little Rock?

      If you are comparing Arnold to Dwayne, you do realize Arnold won Mr. Universe four times and Mr. Olympia seven times, don’t you?

      Dwayne at his best has never come close to Arnold at his best, so your quip has no merit.

      • Little Rock was a character that Abigail played in the movie Zombieland.

        • Ohhhh. Thanks for the clarification, and I apologize, 80s Optimus Prime, for my misinterpretation.

      • I dont even think the rock has even reached anywhere close to the level of worldwide fame that Arnold did in hus prime.

  11. I’m thinking this movie will be a breath of fresh air and a surprise for us all. I’m looking forward to it.

  12. I ´d like to see Schwarzenegger a la “End of Days” again.

    • I’m really waiting for Legend of Conan…

  13. Little Rock was in zombieland thats what he means

  14. “I’ll eat back!”, er, “I’ll be back!”
    This looks dumb. What is Schwartzenwhanger doing in this?

    • Yeah i dunno about this, but it can`t possibly be as bad as that first one he made since he stopped being the Governator, can it? We shall see I guess., but I think he best stick to blowing up things in science fiction flicks and trying to get actual good directors on board.

  15. Why always daughters ? Why can’t daddy save the son ? I noticed many movies like Exorcist or scary movie always related to women more than men. Maybe something to do with sexism. Sighing. Oh boy. Sorry about my English.

  16. I surly won’t miss this one. Got a feeling that Arnold will surprise some of us with this one. Just as Clint Eastwood did the later part of his era.