With an adaptation of Annihilation, the first novel in a trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Alex Garland is following his excellent directorial debut Ex Machina from 2014. Annihilation tells the story of a biologist (played by Nathalie Portman) who volunteers for an expedition in search for answers. Together with an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist she heads out into this quarantined environmental disaster zone known as Area X. They are not the first expedition to venture into this dangerous terrain, and yet they don’t really know what to expect.
What is really captivating in this Annihilation trailer is the mixture between beauty and danger as the team pushes deeper into the mysterious Area X. Armed with assault rifles they stumble across some very disturbing scenes indeed.
Enjoy the trailer!
Annihilation is scheduled to be released in theaters February 23, 2018.