It has landed online the first trailer for Alex Garland‘s new film Annihilation. Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Garland.
Garland first made a name for himself in Hollywood as the screenwriter of 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, and Dredd. Ex Machina was his 2014 directorial breakthrough. “I found the atmosphere incredibly strong and I liked the kind of dream state that it created and put me in,” the director told Entertainment Weekly about reading the novel for the first time. “It had all sorts of qualities that I found really interesting. I thought immediately, Yes, I’d like to try this.”
Watch the first trailer below:
Annihilation opens in theaters February 23, 2018 via Paramount Pictures.