Arnie’s daughter is a zombie in new Maggie images

Schwarzenegger turns tender

The first images have arrived online for Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, Maggie, in which he plays a Midwestern farmer charged with caring for his zombie daughter.

She’s played by Abigail Breslin, and having been exposed to a rare virus, is gradually transforming into a flesh-hungry monster, much to the chagrin of her dear old dad.

While the premise might sound like the set-up for a knockabout comedy in the vein of Life After Beth, these first images hint at a different tone entirely, with Arnie looking fraught and vulnerable as the despairing father.

Directed by first-time helmer Henry Hobson, and co-starring Joely Richardson, this looks a much more low-key, low-budget project than Schwarzenegger’s usual fare, and is that much more intriguing for it…

The film has just been added to the lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival, and while no release date has been confirmed as yet, it could yet make it into cinemas before the end of the year.


What do you think of the new images? Tell us, below!

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 13th 2014, 21:52

      This is the sort of movie Arnie should be making in his twilight years.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Aug 14th 2014, 13:35

      Yes, Ali, I'm looking forward to seeing him stretch himself a bit. But I still want a third Conan film, with a grizzled old barbarian lopping heads off left and right. Especially if Paul Verhoeven directs!

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Aug 14th 2014, 13:37

      I should also add that he is terrific in Escape Plan - silver hair suits him, and he's very funny in it. It's quite strange hearing him speak German, too. Strange, but good!

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    • illkillyoulast

      Aug 15th 2014, 11:37

      ha, you hit like a vegetarian!

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    • illkillyoulast

      Aug 15th 2014, 11:37

      relax, it's pretend

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    • illkillyoulast

      Aug 15th 2014, 11:37

      sometimes favours hurt

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    • illkillyoulast

      Aug 15th 2014, 11:37

      consider it a divorce

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    • illkillyoulast

      Aug 15th 2014, 11:38

      you're a choir boy compared to me, a f**king choir boy!

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