There is still hope for a post-apocalyptic world. The new U.K. trailer for the movie adaptation of M.R. Carey’s 2014 apocalyptic novel The Girl With All the Gifts promises a cure for zombie blues. The Girl With All the Gifts was directed by Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders). Carey wrote the screenplay.
The upcoming adaptation stars Glenn Close as a doctor at an isolated British army base where children are kept on very short leashes and are wheeled to class in bondage. Gemma Arterton plays teacher. The newcomer, a 12-year-old named hope is played by Sennia Nanua. Paddy Considine also stars.
“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,’” reads the official synopsis.
“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.
The Girl With All The Gifts is set to hit theaters in the U.K. on September 9. There is no official U.S. release date.