I’ve been a fan of zombies ever since I saw Night of the Living Dead when I was a kid. As much I love zombies, the genre has grown stale with most films being rip off’s or homages to everything that came before. Hopefully, the upcoming film The Girl With All The Gifts will change that trend.
The Girl With All The Gifts is based on a book by M.R. Carey, from a screenplay written by Carey and directed by Colm McCarthy (Outcast 2010) and starring Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013), Glenn Close (Mars Attacks 1996), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz 2007), Anamaria Marinca (Europa Report 2013) Dominique Tipper (Vampire Academy 2014) and Sennia Nanua. The plot takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where most of the human populace has been wiped out by out by an infection caused by fungus. The last hope for humanity is a group of children with a craving for human flesh who still have the ability to think, feel and speak. The children are the subject of frequent experimentation at the hands of Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close) and are taught and studied by Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton). Helen forms a strong emotional bond with a gifted child named Melanie (Sennua Nanua). The Base eventually falls but Helen and Melanie manage to escape along with the doctor and a few soldiers. Is Melanie the key to a cure and can they survive long enough to find it?
Are you excited for The Girl With All The Gifts? Do you think it will be a breath of fresh air to the zombie subgenre or will it be just another stale entry? Comment and let us know. The Girl With All The Gifts hits theaters January 26th.