Annihilation is based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It follows a team of women who are dispatched on an expedition into a mysterious region called Area X. The area is cut off by a strange, translucent barrier called the Shimmer, and beyond it, nature has taken over in strange ways.
The film is directed by Ex Machina director Alex Garland and stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuva Novotny, and Benedict Wong. Follow along for all of the updates, trailers, and commentary for Annihilation, which opens on February 23rd, 2018.
Visual effects supervisor Andrew Whitehurst reveals the bear’s secrets
Alex Garland’s initial script is subtly different, but the scene he deleted is important
The latest from Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland again digs deep into heady philosophical questions
‘It’s in me’
The film opens on February 23rd
‘It’s making something new’
‘Why did my husband volunteer for a suicide mission?’
Annihilation is an adaption of Jeff VanderMeer’s horror novel
Cue the extended neon-lit dance break
Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson are set to star in the sci-fi adaptation