There aren’t a ton of truly great movies that feature zombies. The list is short but distinguished: the works of George Romero, Lucio Fulci, 28 Days Later, and a few others. But now we need to add The Girl With All the Gifts to the list. It’s the rare zombie film that innovates the genre with skill and excitement.
We here at io9 were fans of M.R. Carey’s apocalyptic novel The Girl With All the Gifts when it came out in 2014, but our review cagily avoided giving too much away about the plot. The UK trailer for Colm McCarthy’s film adaptation, however, doesn’t hold anything back. It’s zombies, guys. ZOMBIES.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey was easily one of our favorite novels published last year — and Joss Whedon agreed with us. So it's fantastic news that this book is becoming a movie called She Who Brings Gifts, starring Glenn Close.
Big Guardians of the Galaxy news: That's the first pic of legendary thespian Glenn Close covered in crazy face make-up as Nova Prime above, and it seems Vin Diesel has finally revealed his secret Marvel movie role — as the voice of the alien Groot. [Update: Apparently that is not Glenn Close, she was misidentified by…