Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close star in the zombie-thriller The Girl With All The Gifts. A new poster has arrived…
We’re very much looking forward to the upcoming The Girl With All The Gifts, and since the release of the trailer and synopsis (see below), we’ve now got a new posters and a UK release date.
The adaptation will arrive in cinemas on September 23rd. And here’s the new poster…
Based on the book by MR Carey, The Girl With All The Gifts is a British zombie horror thriller with a great cast – Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine all star in a tale about a near future where a disease has turned most of the population into cannibalistic “hungries”. Holed up in an army base, the remnants of humanity attempt to find a cure by experimenting on a group of children who, for some reason, haven’t succumbed to the epidemic.
Directed by Colm McCarthy, best known for his work on such shows as Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who and Ripper Street, The Girl With All The Gifts looks like a lean, disturbing twist on 28 Days Later.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.