Chloe Moretz to Lead Unique Black Listed Zombie Drama 'Maggie'

May 10, 2012
Source: Variety

Chloe Moretz

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.

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  • Jericho
    six months?....being part of a site for addictive zombie fans this could get a lot of nerdy rage moments......
  • Xerxexx
  • happy camper
    Sounds like sub-text for how family's should except 16 year old pregnancy.
    •  exactly my thoughts
      • Kenny Tejeda
         I was trying to figure out what it could be a metaphor for, that's prolly it. But, I mean, does that mean she got bitten because she was messing around with a zombie? Being irresponsible? Just slapping them in the face without wearing gloves or something?
    • SapphireD910
      That is an interesting point.  I don't usually care for metaphorical messages, as a lot of people miss them, or it's too extreme that it's more of a "it could be worse" message than a "you should really care about this and not be so judgmental". Maybe it's a metaphor for STIs.  Teenagers beware that person that tells you you look good enough to eat, he might have some kind of infection.  Or he could literally try to eat you... that does happen too on the rare occasion.
  • McWetty
    Cool, unique concept. I like it. Agreed about the metaphor for teenage pregos.
  • If the Drama elements are handled properly this could be a really deep film with great emotional impact. Hope they cast a very credible and likable father. Looking forward to see what they do with this interesting premise.
    • mooreworthy
      Agreed. I want this to be a "must own" blu-ray for the depth of emotions. Call me sentimental.
  • Teacherkid
    I love her & anything she touches. I'm there.
    • Max Renn
    All good.
  • carrottopsux
    Thought this movie sounded awesome when I heart about it a long time ago. Now it looks like its getting better with Chloe and Paddy. Hell yeah i'm there.
  • grimjob
    Different. Dig it, should be interesting.
  • msjupiter
    I first heard about this in April of last year and I am so stoked that this is in the works. Definately a knew perspective and view on zombie flicks. I'm extremely intrigued.




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