The Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie movie, Maggie, was set to debut at the Toronto Film Festival next month, but now it is learned Lionsgate has picked up the film’s distribution rights, and the movie won’t be appearing.
Lionsgate announced the news earlier today.
“Maggie has all the ingredients that spell commercial excitement – a compelling script and an ‘A’ list superstar surrounded by a world-class cast,” said Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks in a statement. “We’re delighted to continue our relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turns in a performance that marks a dramatic departure from his action persona, and partner with our friends at Lotus Entertainment on a film that will resonate with thriller aficionados everywhere.”
“Lionsgate is a world-renowned brand, and we’re pleased to collaborate with Steve Beeks, Rob Friedman, Patrick Wachsberger and a motion picture team that has established a superb track record with this kind of material,” added Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Co-Chairs of Lotus Entertainment, who produce and handle international sales. “Maggie 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.”
Maggie tells the story of a deadly zombie virus that has put a plague on the world. When Maggie, a vivacious young woman becomes infected, her father brings her home to let her be with their family. As Maggie’s condition worsens, the relationship between father and daughter is tested.
Maggie also stars Abigail Breslin (Signs), Amy Brassette, Aiden Flowers and Rachel Whitman Groves.