After starring in this weekend’s Dark Shadows, Chloe Grace Moretz may return as one of the undead in the father-daughter zombie film, Maggie. Originally picked up by producer Timur Bekmambetov as a Black List spec script by John Scott 3, Maggie deals with a zombie apocalypse in which the titular 16-year-old becomes infected. The story further deals with the unconditional love of a father for his daughter, as Maggie remains with the family over the six-month course of her transformation. Fittingly, The Walking Dead title/credits designer Henry Hobson will make his directorial debut on this feature. Moretz is in negotiations to play the title role while Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum) is in talks to play the father. Maggie plans to start production this September. Hit the jump for more on Moretz.
Variety reports that Considine and Moretz are in negotiations for the father and daughter roles respectively. Moretz seems tailor-made for the role, having already played a young vampire in Let Me In, stars opposite Johnny Depp in Burton’s darkly comic feature adaptation of Dark Shadows and is attached to star as the title role in the Carrie remake. Moretz is also currently in talks to return in Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to director Matthew Vaughn’s break-out action comedy. In the meantime, you can see Moretz in her upcoming features, Hick, which opens this weekend. Moretz’s current projects include Jennifer’s Body-director Karyn Kusama’s drama/thriller, The Rut and the Dennis Wilson biopic, The Drummer, starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) and Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight).