After his excellent feature film debut Ex Machina in 2014, we’ve been pumped for Alex Garland’s next directorial endeavour since it was announced. But up until now, we’ve had no idea when Annihilation, an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel of the same name, was actually going to hit cinemas.
Paramount has finally revealed that the sci-fi thriller will be released on 23 February 2018, taking up the space left by Pacific Rim: Uprising, which was pushed back a month earlier this week.
Annihilation stars Natalie Portman as a biologist attempting to understand her husband’s tragic disappearance by volunteering for a government expedition into an environmental disaster zone. However, she quickly discovers that the zone is holding in a dark force.
Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina), Tessa Thompson (Creed) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) are starring alongside Portman. Garland wrote the script, and Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich serving as producers.