We often have to wait until the fall to check out our most anticipated auteur-driven films of any given year, but that won’t be the cast with 2018. The year is going to start with a bang thanks to “Ex Machina” director Alex Garland, who is set to return to theaters with the science-fiction mind-bender “Annihilation” in February.
The movie is adapted from the Jeff VanderMeer novel of the same name and stars Natalie Portman as a biologist who heads a mission into an environmental disaster zone in order to figure out what happened to her ailing husband. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, and Oscar Isaac co-star. The latter worked with Garland on “Ex Machina.”
“Annihilation” opens in theaters February 23, 2018 via Paramount Pictures. Watch the new trailer below.