Chloe Moretz to Lead Unique Black Listed Zombie Drama 'Maggie'
With a role alongside a vampire in Dark Shadows, after becoming one herself in Let Me In, it's time for Chloe Moretz to step into the shoes of another iconic horror monster. Variety reports Ms. Moretz will play the titular character in Maggie, a drama about a 16-year old girl from a town in middle America who becomes infected by a zombie. However, this film is different then your average zombie flick as it actually takes six months for the girl to turn into a zombie and the story follows the affect it has on her family, mainly her father who continues to have nothing but unconditional love for his teenage daughter. Read on!
In addition to Moretz joining the cast, actor and filmmaker Paddy Considine, who can be seen in films like Hot Fuzz and The Bourne Ultimatum and also directed Tyrannosaur. You may remember last year that Timur Bekmambetov won an auction to pick up the script, which made the Black List, by John Scott 3 (we're not sure if he's "the third" or just wanted to have a number in his name), but his name isn't mentioned in the most recent update which has Inferno Entertainment financing the film and Pierre-Ange Le Pogam producing with Matthew Baer and Trevor Kaufman as co-producers. Maybe the Wanted director decided to let the script go and allow someone else to get the film off the ground.
It sounds like the perfect role for Moretz who seems to have a penchant for dark and twisted horror stories, but with substantial characters involved. Even more intriguing is that main title sequence wizard Henry Hobson is still set to helm as his feature directorial debut. The writer is normally a programmer for satellite guidance systems for NASA and works at the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, but he's also responsible for cool title sequences in films like Sherlock Holmes, Rango and even AMC's hit zombie drama series "The Walking Dead." Production begins in September, and we'll be keeping an eye on this project for sure.