After a heated auction for the spec script, Timur Bekmambetov has won rights to produce inventive zombie title, Maggie.
You may have had your zombie fill for the time being, especially with movement on World War Z finally getting underway, but hear us out:
The plot tracks the titular, 16-year old girl from middle America who has fallen prey to a zombie infection. The twist? Maggie's transformation takes six weeks, leaving the film to focus entirely around the emotional impact of her situation.
The script was penned by John Scott 3 (we're not sure if we're supposed to pronounce the "three" part) a NASA satellite programmer, with visual effects maestro Henry Hobson (Rango) coming on board to direct.
And with a six-figure budget (somewhere between $4 and $8 million), there's every indication that this will be a nicely grounded take on the genre.
Production begins later this year.
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