Set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, [Maggie](movie:397714) is a more serious role for Arnold (because furrowed brows in [The Expendables 2](movie:42634) don't count), and co-stars Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson.
A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature from director Henry Hobson.
I have a few issues with this premise - First: the issue of zombies as cannibals...is she resorting to cannibalism as a response to a disease or a mental disorder like schizophrenia? Or is it something else - did she get sick and is slowly turning into a zombie? Which also makes me wonder what happens to tip Arnie off that his sweet little girl is masticating man-flesh...
IMDb's description makes more sense, and is less about Arnold. A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into zombies. So, issue number one is taken care of...kind of. So Arnold is going to go batsh*t and keep her all chained up like The Governor from TWD or keep her in the shed like Shaun and Ed? I'd watch that.
Second issue: Arnold as a Midwestern farmer. I hope they throw in a backstory about how he came to America from Austria or something, because he's really bad at accents. Especially his own.
Aside from these stills, the is no other info available for [Maggie](movie:397714) but I found a REALLY crappy fan-made trailer... I'm guessing that the team behind this little zombie-themed film are waiting to see what the TIFF reception will be before releasing anything official. What I'm expecting? A trailer of the greatest hits, plus some sentimental Father-daughter bonding, and probably a title change before distribution is announced. Will I be right? I'll check back after TIFF.
(Photo source: Indiewire)