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Director of Ex-Machina has a new movie, Annihilation, based on 2014 book - Shaken, Not Stirred

Director of Ex-Machina has a new movie, Annihilation, based on 2014 book

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Alex Garland, director of Ex-Machina and writer of 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd and The Beach, has a new movie coming out next year, called Annihilation. It is an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 book, first one in the series of books called Southern Reach Trilogy, which won Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2015 and the Shirley Jackson Award for best novel in 2014.

The story in the book revolves around a zone known as Area X. After a biologist’s husband disappears, a team of four women (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) sets out into an area known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma.

Here’s a trailer. 

My feelings about this trailer are mixed (and I’m not a big fan of Natalie Portman) but I’ll check this out when it’s released as Garland’s first directorial effort, Ex-Machina was one of the better SF movies in the last couple of years.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland, stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. Coming to theatres on February 23, 2018.

You can check more details on IMDB.

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