Arnold Schwarzenegger has landed the part of a father trying to help his virus-stricken daughter in new zombie drama Maggie.

The 65-year-old Twins star will play a concerned parent who helps his daughter adjust to her slow transformation into a member of the walking dead after she becomes infected with a virus, according to Variety.

The former Governor of California is expected to reprise his role as Trench Mauser in The Expendables 3 shortly.

Schwarzenegger also confirmed his return to the popular Terminator franchise last week.

Production on Maggie is expected to begin this autumn.