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Adaptation Watch: M.R. Carey’s THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is Being Adapted to Film

Good news from Orbit Books. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey is being adapted to film by Altitude Film Entertainment.

The film, which is being re-titled as She Who Brings Gifts, has already started assembling the cast and crew: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are lined up to star in the film, which will be directed by Colm McCarthy. Carey wrote the script. Shooting is scheduled to start in May.

Here’s how the film is described:

SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS is the story of Melanie, a girl who is full of questions about the world. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into a wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh.

Melanie is a very special girl.

Compare and contrast that with the book description:

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING.

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.

The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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