Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling first book from his Southern Reach trilogy is getting the movie treatment. Annihilation is a sci-fi thriller brought to us by filmmaker Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) and it has a gripping new trailer.  

The story follows an all female research team that venture into the uninhabited Area X, where 11 other expeditions have gone, and come back with mysterious circumstances. Previous researchers have committed suicide, been plagued with unusual cancer and other strange things. The film version stars Natalie PortmanJennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac as Portman’s husband.  

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The trailer is haunting, beautiful, mysterious and pretty chilling. It has some of the quiet creepiness that we recognize from Garland’s Ex Machina. Fans can only be happy about that. This is one movie that I am very excited to see.  

Check out the trailer and tell us what you think! 

A biologist searches for her missing husband while on an expedition with a secret agency and discovers a dangerous creature lurking in the wilderness.

Annihilation is set to premiere in theaters February 23, 2018.

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