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Gemma Arterton is under siege in tense The Girl with All the Gifts trailer

01.04.2017by: Brennan Klein
The Girl with All the Gifts Gemma Arterton

I haven't been paying much attention to the upcoming Colm McCarthy zombie flick THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, and I'm beginning to think that has been a big mistake. The new trailer for the film that arrived today has everything I could want in a modern zombie picture: relentless rage zombies, a new twist on the formula, and a story that looks incredibly engaging and maybe even a little Stranger Things-y. Check it out below!

Based on the novel of the same name by Mike Carey, who also wrote the screenplay, the film that tells the following story:

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.

Sennia Nanua stars as Melanie, with Gemma Arterton as Miss Justineau, Paddy Considine as Sergeant Parks, and Glenn Close in the role of Dr. Caldwell. 

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS will be released in the UK on September 23rd.

 

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of this trailer?

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