Rather than have Portman run from the Predator (one with a passing resemblance to the predators of Alien), Annihilation has her grapple with the same question that sci-fi author Octavia Butler: What if aliens want to combine our genetics and create a new race-perhaps a better race-composed of the two? Ex Machina is one of the smartest and creepiest science fiction films I've ever seen. Garland, who directed 28 Days Later, among other films, is a deft hand at suspense, and the trailer offers plenty of that.
The new Annihilation trailer has arrived and it's lovely and unsettling and...looks and feels nothing like the source material. In his next movie, Garland adapts Jeff VanderMeer's Nebula Award-winning novel Annihilation, which follows four women researchers as they explore a place known as Area X. The rules of the natural world don't apply within its borders.
In an effort to find out what happened to her husband, Portman's character, simply referred to as the biologist, enters an environmental disaster zone where she encounters a number of odd plants, animals and other life forces that she wasn't prepared for. The "things aren't what they seem" unease is there in the trailer.More news: Golf to Armchair Rules Officials: Don't Call Us
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Natalie Portman stars as the Biologist, the lead of the story. Netflix will distribute the film internationally. The men back home are played by The Martian and Doctor Strange star Benedict Wong as some kind of government official and Oscar Isaac as Portman's husband, who was ruined by his time spent in Area X.
Recently, there's been reports of a behind-the-scenes clash on the post-production and distribution of the film.
The film hits theaters everywhere on February 23, 2018.