Annihilation is a 2018 science fiction psychological horror film directed by Alex Garland.
Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, David Gyasi, Sammy Hayman and others.
Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 released the trailer:
Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
At the U.S. government's Area X facility on a southern coast, cellular biology professor and former U.S. Army soldier Lena (Natalie Portman) 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 have been organized, but only Lena's husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) returns home after a year of absence. Kane cannot explain where he was and how he came back, seems to be in a permanent daze, 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 (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Ventress prepares a new scientific expedition into the Shimmer, with Lena joining her. Three other women participate in the expedition: physicist Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson), geomorphologist Cassie "Cass" Sheppard (Tuva Novotny), and paramedic Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez).
The group enters the Shimmer, and Lena has a brief vision of her affair with her co-worker Dan. When the group awakes, they find their communication equipment does not function and they have no idea where they are. They conclude that three to four days have already passed since they entered, but they do not remember anything after entering the Shimmer. 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of Annihilation.
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 Annihilation is rated with "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.
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Official website: annihilationmovie.com
Wikipedia: Annihilation (film)