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Abigail Breslin and Arnold Schwarzenegger are to Appear in “Maggie”

Aug 28 2014, 5:46am CDT | by , in News | Latest Movie News

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Abigail Breslin and Arnold Schwarzenegger are to Appear in “Maggie”
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The actress Abigail Breslin is to appear with that famous bodybuilder and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger in a zombie movie soon.

Lionsgate is about to bring a new zombie film within your range of vision. And it is going to be superfast. The time frame is going to be within the span of the year 2015. 

The title of the movie is “Maggie” and it features Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin. Arnie is Breslin’s father and the two are surviving during apocalyptic times when zombies are rife in society. 

By the midst of next year, this horror epic will be viewable in theaters across the US of A. The new thing about this movie is that Abigail Breslin gets infected by the zombie virus thus leading to the necessity of wiping her out too.

And Arnold, who is her dad and loves her beyond anything else in the world, has an unthinkable task before him. He must carry out the task. Thus in a way it is an existentialist family situation that is portrayed in the movie.   

“Maggie has all the ingredients that spell commercial excitement – a compelling script and an “A” list superstar surrounded by a world-class cast,” said Steve Beeks, Lionsgate's co-chief operating officer and Motion Picture Group president Steve Beeks.

”We're delighted to continue our relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turns in a performance that marks a dramatic departure from his action persona, and partner with our friends at Lotus Entertainment on a film that will resonate with thriller aficionados everywhere.”

Arnold’s previous experience with The Terminator was one where he played a lifeless and bloodless machine that only knew how to follow orders. But luckily he will be able to deal with such delicate things as emotions and feelings in this shocking flick.

There will be no excess of firearms and macho action in the movie. Much deeper issues such as the infinite love of a father for his dearly beloved daughter and the inevitability of cruel choices will be depicted in all their shades of gray.

Meanwhile, Breslin will get to fill the slot of an infected zombie who has nothing human left behind in her and has to face the music.

The dramatic and emotionally extreme condition of a father taking care of his daughter who is doomed in the end makes for tears and fears, the ultimate cocktail of tragedy that Aristotle preached. By inducing pity and fear in the audience, the act of catharsis and a purging of the inner chaos will be achieved. 

“Lionsgate is a world-renowned brand, and we're pleased to collaborate with Steve Beeks, Rob Friedman, Patrick Wachsberger and a motion picture team that has established a superb track record with this kind of material,” Lotus Entertainment co-chairs Johnson and Seibel said in a joint statement.

“‘Maggie’ takes the zombie genre in exciting new directions, and it offers something for everyone – star power, horror, suspense and riveting performances that will keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats.”

Source: The Wrap

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