One of the most anticipated films of 2018, Annihilation, has finally landed a trailer. The epic thriller hails from sci-fi legend Alex Garland who wrote and directed the critically acclaimed mystery Ex Machina. Annihilation is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy and stars Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman.
The intriguing, eerie trailer, follows Portman’s character “The Biologist” as she attempts to recall the traumatic circumstances that took place in Area X, an area that is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization due to the unknown hostile force that resides there.
“Did it communicate with you?”
“It reacted to me.”
“You really have no idea what it was?“
While many thrillers choose to give away their big bad in the trailer, Annihilation leaves its monster up to the imagination. In the trailer, Portman visits a lush but sinister forest where she comes face-to-face with deer-like creatures, unusual plant formations, and an iridescent substance.
The Paramount Pictures film boasts an impressive cast, starring Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, The Machinist), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Tessa Thompson (Creed, Dear White People), Tuva Novotny (A War) and Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina).
Annihilation hits theatres February 2, 2018. Check out the trailer below: