Peter Kay once told us Garlic Bread was the future .The truth is, Children are the future and in The Girl With All The Gifts, humanity is virtually gone. In British zombie thriller a few children are immune from the ‘Hungries’ but can Glenn Close and Gemma Arterton save one special little girl? Watch the UK trailer now…
Very rarely these days do British made films especially ones with zombies make must see films for a year list, bu this one based on M.R Carey novel. I heard about this film back in December and I was hooked right away, taking my mind back to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. It may have a similar tone to it but promises to deliver a twist to the horror sub-genre and with the popularity of The Walking Dead what better time to unleash the first trailer. The name of the film does tease the young girl the team are attempting to protect (played by Sennia Nanua ) maybe the immune to the deadly disease. But is she an experiment or naturally immuned she holds the key to survival whatever way?
The Girl With All The Gifts doesn’t have a UK release date just yet, the film also stars Paddy Considine, Dominique Tipper with Peaky Blinders director Colm McCarthy directing.
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.