Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ a Sci-Fi Horror Flick
Paramount Pictures released trailer for Natalie Portman & Oscar Isaac starrer ‘Annihilation’ a sci-fi horror movie. Alex Garland of Ex-Machina fame has directed the film, based on the best-selling novel by Jeff VanderMeer. Alex Garland himself has written the screenplay for the movie. From the trailer, it looks little strange and will make an enjoyable watch.
The story revolves around the four women ((a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) who set out to go in a quarantined area. They serve as the 12th expedition in that area, and earlier eleven expeditions have resulted in disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma. Natalie Portman portrays the role of a biologist whose husband went out earlier in that area and returned immensely ill. So, she with the team of four ventures into the unknown territory which is covered by some shimmer. As the team goes deep into the region, they unearth various mysteries and how life under that shimmer is getting mutated constantly.
The trailer has a beautiful and horrifying imagery. From the trailer, it looks like Garland has directed a horror movie in which central element of horror is environment. The readers of the book are already praising the vision of Garland for the story and how he has brought the book to life. With a promising star cast and extreme talent behind the camera, this one straight away goes to my watchlist. What are your views?
Annihilation Cast & Director –
Cast – Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac
Director – Alex Garland
Release Date – February 23, 2018