Russian director grabs a zombie girl
The man behind "Wanted", Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, will produce a zombie movie.
"Maggie" focuses on a 16-year-old girl who becomes infected and turns into a zombie over the unusually long period of six weeks, while staying with her family at home.
The author of the script is said to be John Scott 3 who works with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, a satellite set up by NASA in 1999 which has since then gathered some key data for boosting X-ray astronomy.
According to Deadline.com, Maggie`s script has sparked a spirited auction with six bidders looking to make a movie estimated at between $4-8 million.
Bekmambetov who made a name for himself as the director of the highest grossing Russian film in history, the sci-fi fantasy "Night Watch", is currently working as a director of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
The Kazakhstan-born director`s producing debut in Hollywood came in 2009 with the animated blockbuster "Nine," which he co-produced with Tim Burton.