Altitude Film has announced it is bringing M.R. Carey’s novel The Girl With All The Gifts to the big screen, with Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine set to star in She Who Bring Gifts.
Carey’s novel is a dystopian saga set in a world where most of the population have been infected by a fungal plague that turns them into flesh-hungry, zombie-like creatures. The only chance of a cure lies in an infected 10-year-old, who just might hold the key to the survival of the species…
The new film will be directed by Colm McCarthy, who recently drew much acclaim for his work on Peaky Blinders, while Glenn Close is also on board to support Arterton and Considine.
“It’s hugely exciting to combine Mike Carey’s truly original script and Colm McCarthy’s dynamic yet sensitive style, with such a terrific cast,” says producer Camille Gatin, in the official press release.
Carey’s self-adapted screenplay was selected as part of last year’s Brit List, with the film set to begin shooting in the UK in May. A release date has yet to be confirmed.