So here’s a few things we know about the new Annihilation movie. One: Alex Garland (AKA the director of Ex Machina) will be taking on the role of director. Two: Natalie Portman is still one of the most gorgeous women in the world – even when she’s stuck in a box. Three: this trailer is epic. Four: we have so many questions that need to be answered. But before we try to make sense of this weird and wonderful story, take a look at the trailer for Annihilation:
Annihilation is the first story in the bestselling Southern Reach trilogy, written by Jeff VanderMeer – and it’s proven pretty popular around the world. Because of this, we (and the Southern Reach fans) expected the best. Amazingly, we got what we asked for. Natalie Portman in a movie directed by Alex Garland? It’s a dream combo.
The trailer gives us a glimpse into the weird and wonderful storyline of Annihilation, as it follows the life of a biologist (Natalie Portman). After her husband returns from a mission to the elusive Area X and comes back completely different, she embarks on her own mission to find out what’s really hidden in the depths of Area X. And of course, like any action movie that involves alien-life and hidden areas, it doesn’t go to plan (will they ever learn? It’s like they want to get eaten by aliens or something).
As if Natalie Portman wasn’t enough, Annihilation has also enlisted the help of Gina Rodriguez (from our favorite TV show, Jane the Virgin), Jennifer Jason Leigh (from another of our favorite TV shows, Atypical) and Tessa Thompson (yep, from another favorite TV show, Westworld). And we love the fact there are strong female leads – we totally dig that. Girl power!