One of the great things about reading M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts was going into the story completely blind.
Sadly, the same thing cannot be said of the trailer, which reveals pretty clearly what’s going on in this post-apocalyptic world and what makes main character Melanie so special.
Oh well, it still looks like a pretty decent adaptation, starring the likes of Glenn Close and Gemma Arterton.
While the film has a release date in the UK — September 23 to be precise — the US one has yet to be announced, although according to author M.R. Carey we can expect the adaptation to hit theatres sometime in the fall.
The new trailer for The Girl With All The Gifts, directed by Colm McCarthy and starring Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. Coming soon.
The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.
At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second- generation “hungries” are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure.
The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.
(via Book Riot)