Inventive Zombie Spec 'Maggie' Acquired By Timur Bekmambetov

Deadline: Timur Bekmambetov has won a spec auction for Maggie, a script that sparked a spirited auction today, with six bidders. Bekmambetov will produce a film that has a script by John Scott 3, and vfx wiz Henry Hobson set to direct. Why did so many bidders spark to the script? Aside from offering some inventive twists on the popular zombie genre, Maggie is a blueprint for a genre movie that can be made for between $4 million and $8 million. That budget range has suddenly become highly desirable for distributors looking to make genre films in the mold of Paranormal Activity.

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JL3494d ago

Timur behind a zombie movie. That could be very interesting indeed. Especially if he goes back to his roots like Night Watch and Day Watch. And I'd imagine he'd be pretty hands on with this given it's a first-time director.