Trailer wants you to meet The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts Colm McCarthy Sennia Nanua

A British zombie film from director Colm McCarthy was originally announced under the title SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS, but it will be soon be reaching theatres in the UK under the same title as its source material, a novel by Mike Carey entitled THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS.

Carey handled the screenplay adaptation of his novel himself, crafting with McCarthy a 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.

Quite an impressive cast was assembled - 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, and to prepare audiences a trailer has been released online.

It appears that this film will be delivering the hordes of flesh-eating ghouls you usually expect to see in a zombie movie (fast ones in this case), while having an interesting and unique story at the center of it. Looks like this might be worth checking out even if you're feeling like you've had your fill of zombies.

Extra Tidbit: How does THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS look to you?
Source: Warner Bros. UK



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