Annihilation is a 2018 science fiction horror film directed by Alex Garland.

Official trailers

Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 released the trailer:
Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.

Story intro

At the U.S. government's Area X facility on a southern coast, cellular biology professor and former U.S. Army soldier Lena is under interrogation. Previously she was part of an expedition to an anomalous zone known as "the Shimmer", but was the only one to return. The Shimmer emerged three years prior from a meteor that landed in a lighthouse near the facility, and is gradually expanding and increasing its boundaries. Many exploratory expeditions were organized, but only Lena's husband Kane returns home after a year of absence. Kane cannot explain where he was and how he came back, and his condition quickly deteriorates. Lena calls an ambulance, but she and Kane are intercepted by security forces and taken to a secret facility. As Kane is put in intensive care, psychologist Dr. Ventress prepares a new scientific expedition into the Shimmer, with Lena joining her. Three other women participate in the expedition: physicist Josie Radek, geomorphologist Cassie "Cass" Sheppard, and paramedic Anya Thorensen. The group enters the Shimmer, where they find communication equipment does not function. They encounter unusually mutated plants and animals, and Josie is attacked by an albino alligator with many rows of shark-like teeth. At an abandoned military base, the group finds a video message from Kane's previous expedition. It shows Kane using a knife to cut open the abdomen of another soldier to reveal his slithering intestines. The group finds the soldier's corpse, which has turned into an overgrown colony of lichens.


Natalie Portman
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Dr. Ventress
Gina Rodriguez
Anya Thorensen
Tessa Thompson
Josie Radek
Tuva Novotny
Cassie "Cass" Sheppard
Oscar Isaac
Benedict Wong
Sonoya Mizuno
Sonoya Mizuno
as the Humanoid
David Gyasi
Sammy Hayman
Josh Danford


Principal photography was underway by April 2016, when actor David Gyasi was added to the cast.

The film Annihilation was scheduled to be released on February 13, 2018 (Regency Village Theater), on February 23, 2018 (United States, Canada), on March 12, 2018 (United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany) and on April 13, 2018 (People's Republic of China) by Paramount Pictures (North America and China), Netflix (International), JL Vision Film, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures.

The duration of the film is 115 minutes. With a budget of $40 - 55 million, the film grossed over $43.1 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Annihilation got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Annihilation (film)

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