If you’ve yet to see The Girl with All the Gifts, then you’ve yet to see a genuinely exceptional post-apocalyptic chiller. It’s a good film, and it’s got an awesome 28 Days Later vibe while managing to be pretty unique, in its own right.
You’re going to be able to soak up the terror and heartbreak soon, as the movie will premiere exclusively on DirecTV on January 26th before hitting theaters and VOD on February 24th.
The film stars Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Clash of the Titans), Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum, Hot Fuzz), Glenn Close (Guardians of the Galaxy, Fatal Attraction), and Sennia Nanua.
Synopsis: In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating ‘hungries’. Humankind’s only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they’re subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.