Timur Bekmambetov Buys Zombie Spec Script MAGGIE

     March 31, 2011


Producer/director Timur Bekmambetov beat out five competitors to acquire the rights to the John Scott 3 spec script Maggie in a mid six-figure deal.  The story revolves a 16-year-old girl stricken with the zombie infection.  The twist: it takes six months for young Maggie to fully transform into a zombie, during which time she remains with her family.  Title/credits designer Henry Hobson (The Walking Dead) will make his directorial debut.  Bekmambetov will produce with Trevor Kaufman.

Deadline suggests Maggie will require a low $4-8 million budget and enter production within the year.  As a producer, Bekmambetov has The Darkest Hour scheduled for August 5 followed by Apollo 18 on January 6, 2012.  Bekmambetov recently returned to the director’s chair to for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Oh, and Rod Stewart?  Expect a call any day now about inquiring about rights to your music:

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