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 "Area X", a government facility on the southern coast of the US, Lena, a cellular-biology professor and former soldier, is in quarantine. She undergoes a debriefing about a four month expedition into an anomalous iridescent electromagnetic field called "the Shimmer", of which she and her husband Kane are the only survivors. In flashback, Lena's husband, an Army Special Forces soldier, appears in their home after having gone missing on a mission nearly a year ago. He remembers nothing of that time and suddenly becomes very ill. A government security force intercepts Kane's ambulance and transports him and Lena to Area X, near where the Shimmer had begun to spread three years earlier. A psychologist, Dr. Ventress, explains that military teams, including Kane's, have ventured into the Shimmer to attempt to reach the lighthouse where the phenomenon first appeared. Kane is the only person to have ever returned from an expedition. Lena volunteers to join Ventress on a research expedition consisting of two scientists, Josie and Cassie, and a paramedic, Anya. On the expedition, guidance technology fails, the expedition members realize they are unable to remember extended stretches of time, and a mutated alligator attacks Josie. The team rescues her and learns that the alligator shows signs of being hybridized with a shark. At an abandoned military base, the team discovers evidence of Kane's expedition along with a memory card left for them. A video on it shows Kane cutting open the stomach of a fellow expedition member while he was still alive, revealing that his intestines have begun to wriggle in a snake-like manner.


Natalie Portman
Kristen McGarrity
Lena's double
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Dr. Ventress
Gina Rodriguez
Anya Thorensen
Tessa Thompson
Josie Radek
Tuva Novotny
Cassie "Cass" Sheppard
Oscar Isaac
Benedict Wong
Sonoya Mizuno
Mizuno also portrays
the humanoid
David Gyasi


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

The film Annihilation was scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures (North America and China) and Netflix (International) 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).

The duration of the film is 115 minutes. With a budget of $50 - 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

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