Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin star in zombie movie shooting in US.
Director Henry Hobson started shooting Maggie in New Orleans last week for producers Stone Angels of France, headed by Pierre Ange Le Pogam, and Silver Reel Partners of Switzerland, headed by Claudia Blumhuber.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin star in the story about a teenage girl in the Midwest who becomes infected by a zombie.
“They are really good together, the dailies look amazing,” said Blumhuber.
Blumhuber told Screen that the film is “not your typical zombie movie,” with it also being character led. “It’s about the father-daughter story.” The script by John Scott 3 was Black List-ed.
The producers are Le Pogam, Colin Bates Matt Baer, Trevor Kaufman, Joey Tufaro and Schwarzenegger. Executive producers are Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian, Hubert Gibbs, Blumhuber Scott 3.
Johnson’s Lotus Entertainment is selling and has sold widely already; US buyers are now circling.
The budgets is in “the low teens,” the partners said. Silver Reel has put up over half of the budget.
Le Pogam said of Hobson, a former commercials director who is repped by CAA: “We strongly believe this gentleman is very talented. He has a strong vision to create this movie.”
Maggie will shoot through the end of October.
Silver Reel and Stone Angel previously partnered on Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman. “This movie is going to do very well commercially I believe,” Blumhuber said.
Upcoming projects on Silver Reel’s slate include Scott Hicks’ supernatural romance Fallen, set to star Jeremy Irvine and Addison Timlin, and lining up for an early 2014 shoot (potentially in Hungary).
Silver Reel, which is run by Blumhuber with Florian Dargel and Ian Hutchinson, is also backing Craig Zobel’s Z For Zachariah set to star Chris Pine and Amanda Seyfried and to shoot in 2014.
The company will confirm two more British productions soon. Silver Reel recently worked on Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin as well as Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man.