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First Look: Arnold Schwarzengger & Zombie Abigail Breslin in 'Maggie'

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August 12, 2014
Source: TIFF

Maggie

As the Toronto International Film Festival looms closer, some images from the films that will be debuting at the Canadian showcase of cinema from around the world are trickling online. One of the more interesting titles is that of Maggie. Like Warm Bodies and Life After Beth, this film aims to put a new spin on the zombie genre by painting an intimate story of a father who vows to stay by his daughter's side as she turns into a flesh-eating zombie. Taking a father and daughter and using a zombie infection as a catalyst for drama should make for an interesting story, but we're a little skeptical with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the dramatic lead, even if he is paired with a talented young actress like Abigail Breslin. Look below now!

Here's the first photos from Henry Hobson's Maggie from TIFF's official website:

Maggie

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Maggie

Maggie is directed by commercial director and title sequence designer Henry Hobson, making his feature filmmaking debut with a script from debut screenwriter John Scott 3 which made the Black List in 2011. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the film as Wade, a Midwestern U.S. farmer who stays with his beloved teenage daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine, New Year's Eve) as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic, flesh-eating zombie. Joely Richardson also stars in the film which premieres next month at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival but doesn't have an official release date yet. Interested yet?

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  • TheOct8pus
    This could be Arnold's greatest role....or it could be laughably terrible.
  • Brian Sleider
    Well at least they are trying something a bit different with the beat up old rag that is the zombie genre.
    • TheOct8pus
      Haha....At first I thought you were referring to Arnold as a beat up old rag
      • Brian Sleider
        HA I got a good chuckle out of this, thanks.
  • Justin R
    I agree with you, the story line is very interesting, but with Arnold as the lead role in a dramatic story, I don't know how it'll turn out. On the fence, and I'll wait to hear/see more on this before I make my final decision.
  • Avi
    very interested but Arnold in a dramatic role? hmm questionable...
  • AlTeo
    After the string of box-office duds, you can't blame the man for trying to step out of his comfort zone (i.e. explosions and guns). In fact, I get the feeling he's been trying to do something like this different ever since he left office. Worst case scenario, it won't be as horrendous as Mr. Freeze's puns.
  • mooreworthy
    It's not a tumah!
  • DAVIDPD
    Was this shot awhile ago? Arnold looks fatter. Concept sounds good enough.
  • grimjob
    Been very interested in this for some time now.

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