Lionsgate swoops in as it bags the U.S. distribution rights for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s newest film entitled “Maggie.” The news was announced ahead of its premiere on the eve of the Toronto Film Festival. Read on to learn more about the story.
Deadline reported that the zombie-apocalypse thriller film will no longer hold its worldwide premiere at the Toronto Film Festival after Lionsgate’s recent move on acquiring the rights.
“Maggie” follows a teenage girl in the Midwest, who becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side where their relationship is tested.
“Maggie” is directed by Henry Hobson and written by John Scott 3. It starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson. Aside from Schwarzenegger, the film is produced by Bill Johnson, Ara Keshishian, Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer, Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel. The pic is a dramatic departure for Schwarzenegger, who is more known for his action hero roles.
Schwarzenegger appeared earlier in the action ensemble film “The Expendables 3” alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews among others. Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford joined the cast as its newest members.
“Maggie has all the ingredients that spell commercial excitement, from a compelling script and an A-list superstar surrounded by a world-class cast – [It] 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.” says Lionsgate co-chief operating officer and motion picture group president Steve Beeks.
Silver Reel and Gold Star Films financed the film which Lionsgate slated for an early 2015 release in North American territory.
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