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Schwarzenegger vs. zombies!!?? YES, PLEASE!

Arnold SchwarzeneggerWith the release this week of World War Z, the big budget adaptation of Max Brooks novel, and starring big name Brad Pitt, comes word that the Terminator himself will be starring in a zombie flick.  Yepper, Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of such father-protects-daughter films as Commando and True Lies, to be headlining a film titled Maggie.

In the film, Schwarzenegger will, according to Variety:

 portray the father on a journey to help his daughter come to terms with her infection as she slowly becomes a zombie.

The film will be directed by commercial director Henry Hobson, who also has done title work on Rango, Bad Teacher, and Snow White and the Huntsman.  The script is written by John Scott 3, and the script appeared on the Black List, which is a list of the most popular unproduced scripts in Hollywood.

So let’s dig into this a little farther, if you will indulge me.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IN A ZOMBIE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OH, HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was my initial reaction to this news.  The more I think about it though. . .

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IN A ZOMBIE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OH, HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, enough silliness.  Zombie films (World War Z)  and video games (Dead Island)  and TV shows (The Walking Dead) are all the rage right now (see what I did there).  But can the market continue to sustain the glut of zombie fueled mayhem?  I certainly hope so, because I really want to see Schwarzenegger in this film. From the very small description that we have gotten, it actually seems more like a dramatic approach to the subject rather than an action film.  Is that what it will actually be?  Only time will tell, but I am envisioning The Road with zombies.

More news as it breaks.  Maggie is scheduled to begin filming this fall.

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One thought on “Schwarzenegger vs. zombies!!?? YES, PLEASE!

  1. Pingback: Schwarzenegger’s zombie flick ‘Maggie’ finds it’s Maggie | BIZZAM!!

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