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Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that Saban Films is closing in on a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Sarik Andreasyan action-thriller American Heist, starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam. The film had its world premiere last night at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Saban Films is emerging as an aggressive buyer in Toronto, acquiring the U.S. rights to John Travolta's The Forger and the action-thriller Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos from Temple Hill Entertainment.
"We were eager to see American Heist coming into Toronto and the film lived up to our expectations. It's just the type of commercial talent driven film we are looking for at Saban."
Lionsgate Entertainment has acquired distribution rights for the zombie thriller Maggie. This film was expected to premiere at the Toronto Int. Film Festival. However, this premiere date will be delayed. Instead, Maggie will be released later in 2015. This film, which is officially complete, involves a zombie virus, which infects a young woman; her father is powerless to save her. Fans will recognize several of the cast from the film, including Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Laura Cayouette. A few more details on the film are below. Maggie is an emotional tale of family ties. A worldwide virus is reducing the populace to man-eating flesheaters. Also, a father's love is tested when his daughter becomes ill and Wade (Schwarzenegger) must decide if he can watch Maggie (Breslin) devolve into something less than human. A trailer is expected soon »
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In a preemptive deal prior to the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, has acquired the North American distribution rights to the apocalyptic thriller Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator and The Expendables franchises, Total Recall, Batman & Robin), Academy Award-nominated Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Ender's Game) and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the hit TV series The Tudors and Nip/Tuck). The announcement was made by Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, Co-Chairs of Lotus Entertainment, who produced and handled international sales.
The Black List script by John Scott 3 is directed by Henry Hobson. Bill Johnson and Ara Keshishian produced alongside Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Matthew Baer and Schwarzenegger. Claudia Blumhuber and Jim Seibel are executive producers. Silver Reel and Gold Star Films »
5 photos have arrived for the upcoming zombie horror drama Maggie, which takes a unique spin on the living dead genre. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a concern father who must sit and watch as his beloved young daughter Maggie slowly succumbs to a zombie virus while living on their rural farm. Take a look at these first images, which promise a genre-bending tale between parent and child. We get a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger as Wade, standing in a burning field, waiting out the apocalypse. We also get to see Abigail Breslin as she slowly morphs into a brain-eating member of the walking dead.
As a virulent zombie epidemic spreads terror across the globe, a father (As) cares for his infected daughter while struggling to prepare her for the inevitable.
Maggie: Movie Pictures Gallery
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