Oscar Isaac, the man I pretend is my boyfriend when no one is looking will reunite with Ex Machina’s Alex Garland for the director’s upcoming and highly anticipated next science fiction film, Annihilation.
Annihilation follows a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist and a surveyor on an expedition that brings them face to face with an unknown force that has physically, emotionally and mentally ravaged the exploration crews that came before them.
The news today that Isaac has joined the cast of the sci-fi film comes after a recent announcement that Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Natalie Portman would be starring as the film’s four main protagonists.
Unlike Ex Machina, Isaac will not be in a main role in the film. Instead he will portray the husband to Portman’s biologist, who joins the aforementioned mission after her husband—a member of the previous team—dies mysteriously.
The movie is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel about a team that crosses into uninhabited land known as Area X and is the first entry in Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy.
Currently there is no anticipated release date but it is likely the film will hit theaters sometime in 2017.