Coming at us via Saban Films is Colm McCarthy’s infection flick The Girl with All the Gifts, an adaptation of M.R. Carey’s same-named novel. It premiered exclusively on DirecTV on January 26 before hitting theaters and VOD on February 24. Check out some new eye candy below.
The post-apocalyptic thriller stars Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Clash of the Titans), Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum, Hot Fuzz), six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close (Guardians of the Galaxy, Albert Nobbs, Dangerous Liaisons), and Sennia Nanua in her breakthrough performance.
The Girl with All the Gifts is set in a dystopian world where a seemingly normal and very intelligent little girl lives in an underground army bunker with other children her age. They are all experimental cases being examined by scientists – led by Dr. Caldwell (Close) – to find a cure for a fungal spore that has infected the planet.
“Carey has adapted his novel into a film with an unmatched level of cataclysm,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “The Girl with All the Gifts is a sophisticated movie, with McCarthy’s vision and this dynamic cast, and we know that our audiences will be hooked from start to finish.”
The BFI (British Film Institute) and Creative England financed the film, which was produced by Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont. Warner Bros. UK will release the film in the UK.