Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie is called Maggie. He plays Wade Vogel, a Midwestern farmer (apparently Austria’s in the Midwest somewhere) struggling to survive in the midst of a zombie outbreak. After his daughter (Abigal Breslin) gets bitten it’s only a matter of time before she transforms completely from innocent teenager to bloodthirsty member of the walking dead. So Schwarzenegger must choose whether to abandon his child, protect her from government officials who want to quarantine her, or to kill her himself and end her misery as soon as possible.
Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Through most of Schwarzenegger’s film career, whatever his character’s stated profession — retired army commando, undercover FBI agent, super spy — his unspoken profession was unstoppable murderer. It was his job, and he took pride in it. Pleasure, too; killing was so effortless and uncomplicated for ’80s-era Schwarzenegger that he’d crack jokes while he did it. All that changes in Maggie, in which Schwarzenegger’s character can’t bring himself to kill a single person, one he cares deeply about: His daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin), who’s been infected with a slow-acting zombie virus.
Temperatures are getting warmer, days are getting longer and the movies are getting bigger. Yep, summer is here and it’s brought with it one of the most jam-packed movie schedules in years. From superhero movies and post-apocalypitc adventures to rom-coms and animated family flicks, the summer of 2015 has something for everyone. In fact, it may have too much of everything for everyone. You are going to be spending a lot of time in movie theaters over the next three months. And with that, these are the 25 movies you have to have on your radar this summer. Read this list. Study it. Watch the trailers. Create a game plan. Oh, and stay hydrated. Living on popcorn is thirsty business.
As one of the biggest Arnold Schwarzenegger nerds on the planet, I might be biased about this (okay I am definitely biased about this) but I think Maggie looks like one of the most interesting movies of the year. It’s a horror drama about a father trying to protect his daughter after she’s infected with some kind of zombie virus. The daughter is Abigail Breslin; the father is Schwarzenegger. Admittedly I don’t see (or hear) much of a family resemblance, but the themes this story touches on — parental responsibilities, broken families, an aging hero fighting against an increasing sense of irrelevance — jive perfectly with the stuff Schwarzenegger continues to explore throughout the latter half of his career.
As we gear up for the Toronto International Film Festival, once again, more titles have been announced to make debuts at the big event up north, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's zombie movie, 'Maggie.' In addition to the announcement, the first official photos from the film have hit the web, showing the softer side of the zombie apocalypse.
Look at that headline. We know it sounds like a joke from The Onion, but we promise every word is true. 'Maggie' - starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and now Abigail Breslin - is a real movie that people are actually making. With money and such.
If you thought 'Warm Bodies' was an unusual take on the zombie movie genre, then you probably haven't heard of 'Maggie.' The film centers around a dad who's trying to get his zombie daughter to embrace her impending undead transformation. If that didn't sound out of the ordinary to you, just wait -- the dad in question will be played by Arnold Schwarzenegger!