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Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the Dad of a zombie in Maggie

Jun. 21, 2013by: Niki Stephens

This news was too good to pass up.

What is one thing that is missing from the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Zombies.

The actor and once Governator is boarding the zombie flick, MAGGIE. The black list script comes from John Scott 3. That's not a typo by the way, he uses a 3 instead of III. Anyway, the story is set "at a time when a walking dead virus which has spread across the country. Schwarzenegger, will portray the father on a journey to help his daughter come to terms with her infection as she slowly becomes a zombie."

Chloe Grace Moretz was at one time attached to play the role of Maggie but had to drop out due to scheduling issues. Henry Hobson will direct the flick with production beginning this Fall.

Guess what? I'm there. It actually sounds pretty cool.

Source: Variety

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9:09PM on 06/22/2013
KENT BROCKMAN: Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of The Terminator and the upcoming film Help! My Daughter Is a Zombie!.
SCHWARZENEGGER:: My daughter returns from a fancy East Coast college and Im horrified to find she's a zombie.
KENT BROCKMAN: Im laughing already.
SCHWARZENEGGER: Its not a comedy.
KENT BROCKMAN: Oh.
KENT BROCKMAN: Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of The Terminator and the upcoming film Help! My Daughter Is a Zombie!.
SCHWARZENEGGER:: My daughter returns from a fancy East Coast college and Im horrified to find she's a zombie.
KENT BROCKMAN: Im laughing already.
SCHWARZENEGGER: Its not a comedy.
KENT BROCKMAN: Oh.
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5:00PM on 06/22/2013

Please let this be a comedy

Ah yes, the zombie genre has taken flight. I'm sure some potential puns/one-liners would be:
"Call me Der executioner..coz All I see are deadmen Valking!" (click *BOOM*)
"Vatz wrong wit jou!? Use your brains!! Oh, silly me... (*klak-klak*) jou dont have any! (*BANG*)"
"Unlike jou, I Vould die for my daughter... unfortunately she beat me to it (Neck twist from behind *CRUNCH*)"
Ah yes, the zombie genre has taken flight. I'm sure some potential puns/one-liners would be:
"Call me Der executioner..coz All I see are deadmen Valking!" (click *BOOM*)
"Vatz wrong wit jou!? Use your brains!! Oh, silly me... (*klak-klak*) jou dont have any! (*BANG*)"
"Unlike jou, I Vould die for my daughter... unfortunately she beat me to it (Neck twist from behind *CRUNCH*)"
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12:40PM on 06/22/2013
sounds cool to me. this sounds like a different take on a zombie film. I'm sure there will be some zombie killing moments too.
sounds cool to me. this sounds like a different take on a zombie film. I'm sure there will be some zombie killing moments too.
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11:47AM on 06/22/2013

Governator VS Governor

So the "Governator" is basically doing the Walking Dead's Governor storyline? Arnold should have stayed retired.. he is obsolete in today's moviemaking business..
So the "Governator" is basically doing the Walking Dead's Governor storyline? Arnold should have stayed retired.. he is obsolete in today's moviemaking business..
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1:50AM on 06/22/2013

Damn...

this sounds like a dream come true. Ever since Arnold stopped be governor he's been playing in some seriously awesome movies and getting seriously awesome roles. I'm stoked he hasn't lost the edge. :)
this sounds like a dream come true. Ever since Arnold stopped be governor he's been playing in some seriously awesome movies and getting seriously awesome roles. I'm stoked he hasn't lost the edge. :)
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1:44AM on 06/22/2013

Who the fuck is Moretz's manager?!?!?!

Had to drop out of a Schwatznegger-lead zombie film due to a conflict in schedules? Who the fuck teased that possibility to begin with? Was it a rumour? Was almost it official between agent and studio? Was it just a verbal commitment that turned viral? Holee fuckeeng shit. I would tell her agent "see ya asshole!"

Gooos fra bah...Goos fra bah...I rest my case your honor.

P freaking S:

I refuse to edit my Last name of Arnold spelling. I was in a rush and didn't google it. SUE
Had to drop out of a Schwatznegger-lead zombie film due to a conflict in schedules? Who the fuck teased that possibility to begin with? Was it a rumour? Was almost it official between agent and studio? Was it just a verbal commitment that turned viral? Holee fuckeeng shit. I would tell her agent "see ya asshole!"

Gooos fra bah...Goos fra bah...I rest my case your honor.

P freaking S:

I refuse to edit my Last name of Arnold spelling. I was in a rush and didn't google it. SUE ME!
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12:05AM on 06/22/2013

Sounds Good!

This sounds like a pretty solid premise and should let Arnold flex his acting chops a little more then he has gotten to since his return.
On a side note this reminded me of the Stephen King novel "Cell" for some reason. I am not a huge King fan but with "zombie centric" stories all the rage, that book is ripe for a big screen adaptation. And if given a hard-R treatment, with a talented leading man and a visually innovative director it would be a huge success at the box office and with fans
This sounds like a pretty solid premise and should let Arnold flex his acting chops a little more then he has gotten to since his return.
On a side note this reminded me of the Stephen King novel "Cell" for some reason. I am not a huge King fan but with "zombie centric" stories all the rage, that book is ripe for a big screen adaptation. And if given a hard-R treatment, with a talented leading man and a visually innovative director it would be a huge success at the box office and with fans of the genre. Very underrated piece of modern literature and an interesting take on the zombie genre.
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11:25PM on 06/21/2013
"I'll be back... From the dead!"
"I'll be back... From the dead!"
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11:05PM on 06/21/2013
Just the idea that Arnold would take on this sort of role has me wondering what kind of crazy it might be. But if he's not a zombie, he ought to still be able to do his thing.
Just the idea that Arnold would take on this sort of role has me wondering what kind of crazy it might be. But if he's not a zombie, he ought to still be able to do his thing.
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10:47PM on 06/21/2013
This sounds terrible. Does Arnold get to flex his action chops in this and kill other zombies?
This sounds terrible. Does Arnold get to flex his action chops in this and kill other zombies?
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9:39PM on 06/21/2013
Don't disturb my daughter... she's dead tired.
Don't disturb my daughter... she's dead tired.
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9:38PM on 06/21/2013
"It's not a tumour! It's braaaaaaiiinnnns."
"It's not a tumour! It's braaaaaaiiinnnns."
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9:30PM on 06/21/2013
The premise sounds interesting. A very dramatic take on zombie genre. This might be good.
The premise sounds interesting. A very dramatic take on zombie genre. This might be good.
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1:51AM on 06/23/2013
That's until the whole zombie-genre will get Twilight-fied.
That's until the whole zombie-genre will get Twilight-fied.
2:40PM on 06/23/2013
Didn't the zombie genre already get "Twilight-fied" with Warm Bodies? Tamed down PG13 teen romance that completely takes the fear out of the monsters and somehow turn a relationship with A DEAD BODY into a romance story?
Didn't the zombie genre already get "Twilight-fied" with Warm Bodies? Tamed down PG13 teen romance that completely takes the fear out of the monsters and somehow turn a relationship with A DEAD BODY into a romance story?
7:33PM on 06/21/2013
And here I was, coming into this article ready to bash this as "another fucking zombie flick", but the premise is actually quite interesting. Interesting enough that I would've loved to see a more capable actor than Arnold in the lead. So I just went from annoyance to disappointment in less than a minute :(
And here I was, coming into this article ready to bash this as "another fucking zombie flick", but the premise is actually quite interesting. Interesting enough that I would've loved to see a more capable actor than Arnold in the lead. So I just went from annoyance to disappointment in less than a minute :(
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