Abigail Breslin has quite an extensive career at such a young age. She first burst onto the scene in M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs in 2002 and eventually starred in Little Miss Sunshine, which scored her an Oscar nomination, and has since taken her talents to a wide variety of projects like Zombieland, The Call, and the upcoming Ender’s Game and August: Osage County. Now she is ready to revisit the zombie genre, but it’s not quite for Zombieland 2, and it won’t be anything like the zombie films we have seen in the past.
The young actress has signed on for Maggie, as Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s (who’s also producing) daughter. But what sets this film apart from the rest of the zombie films out there is that it takes a look at the emotional toll of turning into a zombie and how it affects those who know the victim.
Breslin replaces Chole Grace Moretz, who was originally circling for the role late last year. John Scott 3‘s script, which was placed on 2011’s Blacklist, follows a young girl named Maggie who has fallen victim to the zombie virus. But instead of the virus taking hold of the victim in a matter of hours or minutes, this virus turns its victims into zombies over the course of six weeks. So the film will take a look at how the family copes with the notion that one of their own will eventually become a zombie.
Pretty interesting premise to say the least, one that has been rarely looked at throughout the course of zombie’s place in pop culture. Sure there have been a few twists added in the past, Warm Bodies provided a comedic take, but this will probably be the most emotional one that people will see on the big screen.
Commercials director Henry Hobson will make his directorial debut by directing Maggie.