Chloe Moretz is certainly making a name for herself in the horror/sci-fi genre. At just 15 years old, she’s already starred in ‘Hugo,’ ‘The Amityville Horror,’ will play the title role in the movie ‘Carrie,’ played a vampire in ‘Let Me In,’ and can be seen as a werewolf in the movie ‘Dark Shadows.’ Variety is now saying she may be completing the monster trifecta by playing a zombie if she decides to take on the lead role for the movie ‘Maggie.’
Moretz is currently in negotiations to play Maggie, a young girl who was infected by a zombie virus. But unlike the normal usual fare of victims transforming rather quickly, Maggie’s transformation occurs over the course of 6 months. The low budget film will explore the relationship between her and her family (specifically her father) as they all come to terms with her “condition” and help her as she slowly succumbs to becoming a flesh-eating mindless creature. Also in talks to play the father is British actor Paddy Considine.
‘Maggie’ was originally acquired by Timur Bekmambetov (‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’) who bought the Black List script last year but according to reports, he won’t be helming the project as that distinction has been given to Henry Hobson. Hobson is better known as a commercials director and titles designer. He’s designed titles for ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Fright Night,’ ‘The Thing,’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ This is the first of two projects that Hobson will be working on with screenwriter John Scott III who not only wrote ‘Maggie’ but who also wrote the screenplay adaptation of ‘The Caves of Steel’ which Hobson will also direct.
‘Maggie’ is set to start production in September which is about the same time ‘Kick Ass 2’ is slated to begin also. So far there’s no word as to whether or not Moretz will be reprising her role as Hit Girl in the sequel but hopefully the studios could somehow make it work for her similar to what Lionsgate and Fox did for Jennifer Lawrence.
Although not a big budgeted film, ‘Maggie’ has potential in becoming a great movie. It’s got the drama to pull the heartstrings as a father who is helpless to do anything has to witness and come to terms as he watches his teenage daughter succumb to an incurable disease and ultimately dies. Okay, so she turns into a zombie but hey, it’s still a heart wrenching drama worthy of being shown on Lifetime.