The first trailer from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first zombie film, Maggie, landed tonight, and it’s a surprisingly heavy on the drama trailer.
Arnie features in a very human role, unlike anything we have seen his do for a very long time, and the trailer is dripping with quality, emotion and a general sense of devastation. Abigail Breslin looks great as Arnie’s daughter Maggie, who has been infected with a zombie virus, and I can happily admit that this trailer blew all my expectations out of the water.
I was expecting a loud, action heavy trailer, but instead we get this grounded, powerful tease of what looks like a really great zombie film that will heavily involve the viewer. I am really impressed.
Maggie, stars 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 Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry Hobson. Bill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger. Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel are executive producers. Silver Reel and Gold Star Films financed the film.
While no dates have been confirmed for the UK, the US release date has been confirmed as May 8th.
There’s a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) becomes infected. As Maggie’s condition worsens and the authorities seek to eradicate those with the virus, Wade is pushed to the limits in an effort to protect her. Joely Richardson co-stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller.