Chloe Moretz to Lead Unique Black Listed Zombie Drama 'Maggie'
by Ethan Anderton
May 10, 2012
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.
six months?....being part of a site for addictive zombie fans this could get a lot of nerdy rage moments......
Jericho on May 10, 2012
Xerxexx on May 10, 2012
Sounds like sub-text for how family's should except 16 year old pregnancy.
happy camper on May 10, 2012
exactly my thoughts
reeft on May 11, 2012
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?
Kenny Tejeda on May 11, 2012
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.
SapphireD910 on May 13, 2012
Cool, unique concept. I like it. Agreed about the metaphor for teenage pregos.
McWetty on May 11, 2012
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.
Davide Coppola on May 11, 2012
Agreed. I want this to be a "must own" blu-ray for the depth of emotions. Call me sentimental.
mooreworthy on May 11, 2012
I love her & anything she touches. I'm there.
Teacherkid on May 11, 2012
Max Renn on May 13, 2012
DAVIDPD on May 11, 2012
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.
carrottopsux on May 11, 2012
Different. Dig it, should be interesting.
grimjob on May 11, 2012
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.
msjupiter on May 16, 2012
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