Saban Films is closing a domestic deal for Colm McCarthy’s The Girl with All the Gifts. Adapted by M.R. Carey from his own novel of the same title, the post-apocalyptic thriller stars Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans), Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), Glenn Close (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Sennia Nanua.
The film 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.
The BFI and Creative England financed the film which was produced by Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont. Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with Altitude’s Mike Runagall representing the filmmakers. Altitude is handling international sales. Warner Bros will release the film in the UK.
Saban Films most recently acquired domestic rights to John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone, starring Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James, and Tessa Thompson;