With films like Zombieland, Haunter, The Call and Final Girl to her credits, you could argue that the former Little Miss Sunshine, Abigail Breslin, is fast becoming the newest scream queen on the block. She is now in final talks to appear alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger himself in a zombie horror called Maggie.
Originally Chloe Grace Moretz was hoped to be playing the title role, but scheduling conflicts meant that could not happen. Now THR is reporting that Breslin is likely to be taking the role of Maggie.
Maggie see’s Arnie desperately trying to save his daughter after she is bitten by a zombie and is beginning to turn. Naturally with films like World War Z and TV series The Walking Dead, zombies are big business again, and so Arnie is getting in on the action. Maggie will take place during a time when a “walking dead” type virus has taken place across the US.
Arnie is set to produce, and the film will be directed by commercials director Henry Hobson. The script is based on a Black List script written by John Scott 3, and production is expected to begin this Autumn.
Silver Reel and Lotus Entertainment have partnered with Silverlining Media Group and Gold Star films to produce and finance “Maggie.” Schwarzenegger will also produce with Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matt Baer, Trevor Kaufman, Colin Bates and Joey Tufaro.
Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian, Hubert Gibbs, Claudia Bluemhuber and John Scott 3 are executive producing.