Keeping with the theme of zombies, a trailer has just appeared for the upcoming dystopian survival horror film The Girl With All the Gifts, based on the novel of the same name by M. R. Carey.
Whilst the novel has recieved some acclaim, a bit of digging into Carey’s resume reveals that he has also written comics for both DC and Marvel, including X-Men and Fantastic Four. That will set off alarm bells for many, including me, but before you let it completely kill off your interest, it’s worth noting that manly man Paddy Considine stars, alongside Glenn Close, so it mightn’t be all that bad. I think whether or not I check it out may depend on the rating.
This is 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.
IMDB has the release date of 23rd September 2016.