Ex-Machina Director Alex Garland to Direct Female-Led Annihilation

Annihilation

The director behind the brilliant science fiction film, Ex Machina, is making his way to another film! Alex Garland is helming Paramount’s latest–and all female led–science fiction thriller, Annihilation.

Annihilation is based on the Jeff VanderMeer’s award winning novel. It follows a team of four who cross into uninhabited land known as Area X. Centering on a biologist, anthropologist, psychologist and a surveyor, the movie follows members of a 12th expedition as they face the unknown and the disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers and mental traumas experienced by crew from 11 previous explorations. Annihilation is the first book in Vandermeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy.

The movie will mark Garland’s second directorial effort after Ex-Machina, and has already attached several big names to the project. The leading cast will feature a talented and diverse crop of actresses, including Oscar-winner Natalie Portman, Golden Globe-winner Gina Rodriguez andCreed star Tessa Thompson.

This film marks only the second time that Garland serves as director but he impressed audiences and critics everywhere with his first attempt and hopes are high for his sophomore effort. Additionally, his credits include, writer for 28 Days Later and author of The Beach.

The movie is slated to be released in 2017.

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