Arnold Schwarzenegger in an indie zombie drama. Yes, you read that right. The first trailer for Henry Hobson‘s feature debut Maggie has arrived online…and it looks damn good.
The official synopsis is brief and to the point, as you might expect for a genre film like this: “When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter.” However, the trailer shows us that this is no ordinary zombie flick – it’s a character-driven relationship piece.
Abigail Breslin, of Little Miss Sunshine and Zombieland fame, plays Arnie’s daughter. After becoming infected with a zombie virus that’s swept the country, she’s given a chance to experience what life she has left in the care of her father, Kyle (Schwarzeneggar) on their farm – against protocol it appears. Not everyone is happy with the decision but Kyle refuses to give up hope. As her condition deteriorates, the authorities close in and a showdown looms.
Check it out:
I really like the look of this. The trailer doesn’t over promise but shows you this is a zombie flick with an indie heartbeat – with the potential to breath fresh air into the genre, much like 2013’s Warm Bodies.
It’s a great role for Schwarzenegger and I’m excited to see him trying different things – even though he’ll no doubt kick ass at some point.
With a strong ending, Maggie has the potential to deliver something unique – possibly even thought-provoking. What do you think?
Sweden, USA | Drama, Horror, Thriller
When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter.
Directed by Henry Hobson, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette, J.D. Evermore, Denise Williamson, Raeden Greer, and Aiden Flowers.
No New Zealand release date yet. Stay tuned.