Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in a new zombie movie, and it’s not a comedy?
Michael Fassbender is starring in a Western?
It can only be Trailer Park: The “What the ?” Edition. Check out two new trailers below, after the break.
It’s always fun to be blind-sided by unexpected previews. Today’s two movies weren’t in late 2014’s trade papers, or they might have made our All the Movies You’ll Want to See in 2015 list.
What’s it with all the cool, new zombie material being previewed this month? Since 28 Days Later I hadn’t gotten the bite yet for the genre, and suddenly zombie TV series iZombie, The Returned, and Les Revenants are knocking everything out of the DVR priority list? Did we time-skip into a parallel dimension?
Arnold’s new movie, Maggie, is completely surprising. The first trailer out of the gates looks great. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin plays his zombie-infected daughter in her last weeks before completely going zombie. Arnold’s tired and troubled father looks like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven. If the dark and measured pace of the trailer reflects the final cut of the film, this may be a horror thriller to check out.
Then there’s this quirky new Western, Slow West. The film has generated some decent buzz already. A Western filmed in New Zealand absolutely looks a bit off. But the steely-eyed Fassbender as a John Wayne in The Searchers / Han Solo type? That may deserve a casting award.
Slow West follows a boy on a quest across the sea to America to track down his lost love. John Maclean directs a relatively unknown cast, Fassbender aside. The trailer carries a bit of British-influenced flare, and the vibe of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s epic immigrant picture Far and Away.
Here’s the trailer for Maggie:
The zombie make-up looks great! Raise your hand if you just can’t get enough of these new Schwarzenegger movies he’s doling out since his retirement from California politics. Go ahead, we know.
And here’s the trailer for Slow West:
Slow West hits theaters April 16, 2015. The zombie horror-thriller Maggie hits theaters May 22, 2015.