Upon hearing that Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in an upcoming zombie film, the first image to come to mind might be of the iconic action actor taking on hordes of zombies with the tool shed arsenal from Commando or the firepower of Predator, but Maggie looks to be a more intimate and dramatic entry to the living dead sub-genre, aiming for emotion over entrails (though there definitely could be some of the latter).
The feature film debut from Henry Hobson, Maggie stars Schwarzenegger as a father clinging to the draining humanity of his infected daughter (Abigail Breslin), and we now know when Lionsgate affiliate Roadside Attractions will release the film to theaters.
According to Box Office Mojo, Maggie will come out in theaters on May 8th from Roadside Attractions. Directed by Hobson off a Black List script by John Scott 3, Maggie stars Schwarzenegger, Breslin, and Joely Richardson.
"The film tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, their relationship is tested, a father’s love holding on stronger than the disease. This heart-wrenching twist on the zombie apocalypse puts a human face on an inexplicable horror."