Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in new zombie movie ‘Maggie’

Arnie will film the zombie flick before he begins 'Terminator 5' next year (2013)

Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed on to star in a new zombie movie called Maggie.

Arnie will also serve as a producer on the movie, which is set in an America plagued by a rapidly spreading “walking dead” virus, Variety reports.

He’ll play a father whose daughter becomes infected with the virus and slowly transforms into a zombie. Kick-Ass actress Chloe Moretz was apparently in negotiations for the daughter role last year (2012), but passed due to scheduling conflicts.

Shooting is set to take place this autumn (2013). Up-and-comer Henry Hobson will direct from a hotly-tipped script by rookie screenwriter John Scott 3.

Meanwhile, Arnie has recently revealed that he’ll begin work on the next Terminator film in the New Year. “I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the Terminator, which we start shooting in January,” he confirmed earlier this month (June).