The film stars Abigail Breslin (Haunter) as the titular character and Arnold Schwarzenegger (End of Days) and Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) as Maggie’s parents. It is directed by Henry Hobson in his feature film directorial debut and written by John Scott 3. Maggie also marks Scott’s first foray into feature film but his script won The Blood List award in 2011 (an award for best un-produced horror script).
Maggie made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was promptly snatched up by LionsGate. According to Box Office Mojo, the film is now set for a May 8th release via LionsGate partner Roadside Attractions.
Maggie’s story is told from the perspective of the afflicted in the same fashion as Warm Bodies. Given the talent attached and the award winning script, it looks like it may be well worth a look. Maggie tells the tale of a family struggling to come to terms with the fact that their daughter has been infected by a virus that will turn her into a flesh hungry zombie.