Based on the book of the same name The Girl With All The Gifts written by MR Carey was given a film adaptation, and that film has released it’s first trailer courtesy of Warner Brothers.
Glenn Close will be playing Caroline Caldwell; Gemma Arterton is set to play Helen Justineau; and Paddy Considine shall play Sergeant Parks. Private Kieran Gallagher will be played by Fisayo Akinade. TV director Colm McCarthy is directing the movie wit the screenplay being adapted by Mike Carey.
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.
The best thing about the movie is that I got to star in it when the movie was shooting in Stoke on Trent, some of the shots made the trailer which is awesome but I cannot wait to see it on the big screen. Check out my picture here with the wonderful Glenn Close, she was so warm and kind on set and made us extras feel even more involved and appreciated in the making of the movie.