The film is based on the book by M.R. Carey and the TRAILER promises a lot and Trailer I personally like a fan of the genre very well. He shows just enough, without telling the whole story. That should be normal, but it is not. I'll look no more to the theatrical release. Works for me as such a film, the best possible one should enjoy completely without knowledge. In the skin Prollen to find prominent names like Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel: witch hunter), Glenn Close (Damages), Paddy Considine, Dominique Tipper or Anamaria Marinca and director Colm McCarthy has with „Peaky Blinders“ already able to convince. Somehow reminiscent of movie „Last of Us“ meets „28 Days Later“, where any mushrooms people to Zombies make. Funnily enough this is not the film adaptation of the game, but what own:
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.