Whilst we’re still reeling from British director Alex Garland’s flawless 2015 Ex Machina, it looks like he has done it again with his soon to be released sci-fi epic Annihilation. Starring Natalie Portman in the lead as well as Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac.
The film is based on the book of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer which centres around the disappearance of a biologist’s husband. She (Natalie Portman) puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone but does not quite find what she’s expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor.
The film does look like part of a new emerging style of intelligent sci-fi films that have come out in the last few years such as Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival and Jeff Nicols Midnight Special. We’re sure to be in for a treat.
Annihilation is due for release on February 23rd, 2018.