Geekery: The Tension is Tangible in the First ‘Annihilation’ Trailer

Ex Machina director Alex Garland returns to the screen with a mystery filled sci-fi thriller.

The movie is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s Nubula Award winning novel – Garland adapted it for the screen. It is the first of his Southern Reach trilogy.

A team of four women are sent to Area X – which has been cut off from civilization. The laws of nature have been twisted there, and humans don’t seem to be able to survive there anymore. This team is not the first. Previous expeditions have been plagued with disappearances, murders, mental break downs, and suicides.

Natalie Portman plays the biologist, Jennifer Jason Leigh is the psychologist, Tessa Thompson is the surveyor, and Gina Rodriguez is the anthropologist.

The trailer is really well cut. It’s gorgeous, unsettling, and tense – and it doesn’t share more information than it needs to.

This one is on my must see list.

Annihilation premieres February 23 of next year. 

  • euansmith

    It is nice that there are apparently sending a multi-disciplinary scientific expedition. The set-up sounds a bit like Stalker, but the visuals and cast point to a very different experience.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      the cast alone is worth it 😀

  • 415Native

    if this is even half as weird and tense as the book, it will be an amazing movie,

  • sniperjack

    Im reading it right this moment. And this movie ist totally new for me.