After forging a career based on the high-octane actioners of yesteryear, and cutting his teeth on more one-liners than you can shake a rifle at, Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a surprise turn in his upcoming zombie outing Maggie. By and large, the idea of a zombie apocalypse movie with Schwarzenegger brings to mind one image: Arnie decked out with a heavy arsenal of weapons, possibly gripping a well-chewed cigar betwixt his teeth, dishing out a tasty quip before mowing down hordes of pesky flesh-eaters.
In Henry Hobson’s Maggie, the last action hero casts aside the stylized hyper-violent scenes and over-the-top characterizations for a low-key exploration of a zombie outbreak. As a small-town farmer named Wade, Schwarzenegger seeks out his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) who has contracted the fatal virus. Casting aside the doubt and advice of his friends and neighbors, he pledges to protect and care for her until… well you know, she starts salivating at the sight of his bulging veins. And he’s committed to her safety right to the end, as evidence in this latest clip to hit the web via the actor’s own Facebook page, which you can check out below.
Maggie makes its worldwide debut tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival and opens in theaters on May 8.
Maggie Clip for Facebook FansI’m so excited for the premiere of Maggie tonight at Tribeca Film Festival that I couldn’t wait to share this exclusive clip with you guys. This is different than any movie I’ve done. Henry Hobson was a great director and Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson are both incredible. I can’t wait for you to see it.
Posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Fear, panic, and paranoia pit neighbor against neighbor. Families are ripped apart as loved ones are forced into quarantine. Authorities attempt to maintain control over communities teaming with violence. But with droves of new victims each day, it’s a losing battle for those citizens uninfected by the zombie outbreak. In Henry Hobson’s debut feature, Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) locates his missing teenage daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) at the local hospital and insists on bringing her home to care for Maggie himself. With her “disease” progressing quickly, manifesting in increasingly disturbing ways, Wade shuns the warnings of his wife and friends—risking infection from the overpoweringly ravenous Maggie.