We've been hearing rave reviews for Colm McCarthy's The Girl With All The Gifts ever since the film screened at last year's Fantastic Fest, and now we've got a brand-new trailer that seems to support that hype: this movie looks awesome.
Based on the novel of the same name by M.R. Carey, The Girl With All The Gifts looks to be a little bit 28 Days Later, a little bit The Walking Dead, and a little bit The Last Of Us.
Here's the official plot synopsis, courtesy The Playlist:
The near future: humanity has been all but destroyed by a 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 and subjected to cruel experiments. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton), Sergeant Parks (Paddy Considine), Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close) and two other soldiers. 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.
So what if some of us are feeling zombie fatigue? The above trailer is great, the festival-circuit hype is strong, and this cast is fantastic. We're all in on this one, and look forward to checking it out when it hits DirecTV on January 26th (it'll hit regular VOD and some theaters about a month later, on February 24th).
Any of you folks catch this at Fantastic Fest? I missed it and have been regretting it ever since. Good as they say? Is it as similar to The Last Of Us as I think it is? Sound off below.