Director and screenwriter Alex Garland brings his latest project to the big screen as Annihilation gets ready to hit theaters this upcoming weekend. After the massive success of his last outing, Ex Machina, Garland returns with a new Sci-Fi story following a team of female scientists. The film is based on the first novel in the “Southern Reach” trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer.
The plot synopsis reads:
In seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance, a biologist volunteers for an expedition into an area sealed off by the government for the last 30 years as an environmental disaster zone. A secret agency known as the Southern Reach has sent in 11 expeditions over those years to discover the truth about Area X, and those attempts were failures. She and her team find a pristine wilderness, but they also quickly learn that the rules of nature and evolution seem to work a little differently. And the creature they find is dangerous.
Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuba Novotny, Benedict Wong, and Oscar Isaac.