Our first look at Alex Garland’s post-Ex Machina project starring Natalie Portman is finally here, and Annihilation looks fantastic.
Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It’s the dark story about scientists exploring a region dubbed Area X, which abruptly started defying the laws of physics. Maybe it’s a portal to another dimension. Maybe it’s inhabited by aliens. We don’t know.
Ex Machina is considered one of the best sci-fi films in 2015, so there is already quite a lot riding on Garland’s new film. He has managed to capture the same dreamy, horrifying, psychological awe in the trailer for the upcoming film. From the looks of things, Annihilation might be another winner.