Arnold Schwarzenegger and zombies isn’t exactly a hard sell, the man has tackled every genre there is, but Maggie looks like something on a completely different level for the prolific actor, who joins the always great Abigail Breslin in the undead drama. Maggie has had an interesting journey so far, one that started with Lionsgate’s acquisition back in August, ultimately leading to them pulling the film just ahead of its Toronto International Film Festival debut.
With its newly announced May 8th VOD and theatrical release in hand, Maggie now has its first trailer and it’s one that I think is going to surprise some of you. It’s certainly easy to associate Schwarzenegger’s name with that of the action genre, so when he turns in a dramatic performance (which he’s often pretty good at) in a film like Maggie, it will no doubt turn some heads. Directed by Henry Hobson, the film’s trailer has a backwoods country vibe to it, set to the dramatic tune of a zombie apocalypse in which a father sets out to find a cure for his infected daughter, who is slowly turning into an undead corpse right in front of him. It’s a fantastic, slow-burning trailer that starts piecing together a story that will no doubt tug at the heart strings.
Maggie follows 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.
Maggie also stars Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette and J.D. Evermore.
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