United Kingdom: March 12 2018
United States: February 23 2018
Ranking: 1,820 out of 14,669 movies (up 1578)
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From the writer and director of 'Ex-Machina' and based in the sci-fi novel with the same name 'Annihilation', written by Jeff VanderMeer, the film is set in a non-defined future where a biologist played by Natalie Portman, Lena, leads a group of women (Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Jennifer Jason Leigh) to a mysterious alien section of planet Earth. The place is called "Area X" and all the people that have gone there to explore have never come back. An area outside a house with plant structures that are formed to look like human bodies. While searching clues of her husband's disappearance the biologist and her group must deal with a contamination, vanishing colleagues, a deadly animal and a creature known as the Crawler.
'Annihilation' is based on the first best-seller book in the sci-fi Southern Reach trilogy of Jeff VanderMeer.
Oscar Issac and Sonoya Mizuno previously starred together in 'Ex-Machina', written and directed by Alex Garland as in 'Annihilation'
Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Issac, Benedict Wong, David Gyasi and Alex Garland have worked on at least one comic book movie:
Portman starred in both 'Thor' (2011), 'Thor: The Dark World' (2013), and 'V for Vendetta' (2005)
Thompson starred in 'Thor: Ragnarok' (2017) and 'Vengadores: Infinity War' (2018)
Issac starred in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' (2016)
Wong starred in 'Kick Ass 2' (2013) and 'Doctor Strange' (2016)
Garland wrote the script for 'Dredd' (2012)
Gyasi starred in 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012)