Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie ‘Maggie’ Releasing in Early 2015

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It kind of threw people for a loop when the first image of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the upcoming film Maggie first circulated the Interwebs. For those who weren’t aware of the project’s announcement or casting, the film stars Schwarzenegger (obvs) alongside Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) in a zombie movie that is decidedly different from something like Day of the Dead or even Zombieland (which Breslin also starred in).

Maggie uses the premise of the zompocalypse to tell a much more intimate, indie-style story about a girl named Maggie (Breslin) who is one of many people infected in the zombie outbreak. Knowing her impending doom is approaching, Maggie finds comfort at home on the family farm, in the care of her loving father, Wade (Schwarzenegger). The film soon premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, but now we have a better idea when it will be hitting theaters outside the festival circuit.

Lionsgate has picked up Maggie and will be releasing it in theaters in early 2015. According to the official press release:

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, has acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (the Terminator andExpendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman and Robin), Academy Award-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender’s Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the hit TV series The Tudors and Nip/Tuck).

The film tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father’s love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror.

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Abigail Breslin in ‘Maggie’

The hook of the film (for cinephiles anyway) is that the script was penned by John Scott 3 and made the 2011 Hollywood Black List of Best Unproduced Screenplays. It is being directed by Henry Hobson, a visual artist renowned for his title credits sequences. That’s some promising upcoming talent behind this film, and while Schwarzenegger’s recent role choices haven’t resulted in box office gold, per se, this looks like the actor trying a change of pace – and Breslin’s presence bodes well for that direction.

Look… there’s the end of THE world, and then there are events that feel like the end of OUR world, on a personal level. Maggie looks like it will deal with both scales of that drama. Movies like Romero’s Dead movies – and now TV series like Walking Dead - have almost left us with zombie overload – but this film somehow feels like has carved out a niche all for itself. We’re intrigued – that’s all the lure you need.

Maggie will be in theaters in early 2015.

Source: Lionsgate

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  1. How has no one come up with the Arnold vs zombies idea before?

  2. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not Little Rock.

    • She’s not so little anymore ;)

  3. This may be a good film. I am shocked that Arnold’s character is named Wade. THat is a generic Arnold action film character name. If they wanted to produce a drama he should have had a traditional middle-America name like George, Mike, William, etc. John would be another good one, but it is a common Action film name as well.

    …Open your mind Wade…

    • It is a generic action film, dressed up as something it’s not.

    • Lol! Total Recal, nice.

  4. Arnold needs to be put in more good films, hes great, I dont like to see him wasted in shiz like expendables

    • Agreed, he should also go back to his roots in sci fi action, fantasy action, or just downright crazy ex military guy blowing the crap out of the enemy. *ahem* Commando.

      I would like to see him in more comedies.

  5. I’m a big Arnold and Sly fan. But to this movie I say : MEH !
    Sorry Arnie.

  6. Die hard Arnie fan from back in the days… I haven’t seen Arnie’s movie at the movies since T3..

    This one, sounds like a winner.

  7. im not kidding i read this article,
    got to the end, and said to myself: i bet this was written by Kofi Outlaw. and sho’nuff it was.

  8. Iam sorry kofi but iam not intrigued at all, you trying to sell this film too
    Hard. no matter how anyone puts a spin on it this movie only end badly
    Because
    1. Arnold may have to bust a cap on his own kid.
    2. Arnold may allow his kid to feast on him.
    3. Arnold may let the kid go into the open to feast on others.

  9. “obvs”?????
    Sad. Very sad.