"Annihilation" is a 2018 science fiction horror film directed by Alex Garland.
The starring cast includes Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, David Gyasi, Sammy Hayman and others.

Here are "Annihilation" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Annihilation movie?

Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 released the trailer for "Annihilation" you can watch here:
Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.

Plot summary

What is Annihilation movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Annihilation" movie plot summary.

At a top secret U.S. government facility codenamed Area X, cellular biology professor and Army veteran Lena (Natalie Portman) is questioned after returning as the sole survivor of an expedition to an anomalous zone known as the "Shimmer". Three years prior, the Shimmer emerged from a meteor that landed inside a lighthouse on the coast of the southern United States, and is gradually expanding its boundaries. Lena's husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), a Green Beret, was part of an earlier expedition and reappears at their home after a year of absence, unable to explain where he was or how he came back. His condition quickly deteriorates and Lena calls an ambulance, but they are intercepted by security forces and taken to Area X. With Kane in intensive care, a government psychologist, Dr (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Ventress, shows Lena the Shimmer and explains that many exploratory teams have entered, but only Kane has ever returned. Ventress prepares to lead a new scientific expedition into the Shimmer, consisting of Lena, 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 vision of her past affair with a colleague, which occurred prior to Kane's disappearance. When the group awakens after suddenly falling unconscious, they find their communications and navigation equipment no longer function, approximately three to four days have passed, and they do not remember anything after entering the Shimmer. They encounter mutated plants and animals, and Josie is attacked by an albino alligator with rows of shark-like teeth but survives. At an abandoned military base, they find a video message from Kane's expedition, showing him trying to perform field surgery on another soldier's abdomen only to find his intestines moving on their own. The group finds the soldier's corpse, now appearing to have mutated into an overgrown colony of lichens, given how the organs are spread.


Who plays who in the Annihilation movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Annihilation" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Natalie Portman  as Lena
Jennifer Jason Leigh  as Dr Ventress
Gina Rodriguez  as Anya Thorensen
Tessa Thompson  as Josie Radek
Tuva Novotny  as Cassie "Cass" Sheppard
Oscar Isaac  as Kane
Benedict Wong  as Lomax
Sonoya Mizuno  as Humanoid & Katie (Med Student)
David Gyasi  as Daniel
Sammy Hayman  as Mayer
Josh Danford  as Shelley
John Schwab  as Paramedic
Kristen McGarrity  as Lena Double

Release date

When is Annihilation movie release date?

"Annihilation" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing by Paramount Pictures (North America and China), Netflix (International), JL Vision Film, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


What are Annihilation filming details?

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

"Annihilation" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Annihilation movie?

"Annihilation" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100. 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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