"Annihilation" is a 2018 science fiction psychological horror film directed by Alex Garland.
The starring cast includes Natalie Portman as Lena, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Ventress, Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen, Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek, Tuva Novotny as Cass Sheppard, Oscar Isaac as Kane, Benedict Wong as Lomax, Sonoya Mizuno as Humanoid & Katie, David Gyasi as Daniel, Sammy Hayman as Mayer and others.

Here are "Annihilation" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services 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 U.S. government facility Area X, biology professor and Army veteran Lena (Natalie Portman) recounts her expedition to a zone called the "Shimmer", which emerged three years ago from a nearby lighthouse after it was struck by a meteorite. Lena's husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) entered the Shimmer as part of a Green Beret mission but disappeared. He mysteriously reappears at home but his condition quickly deteriorates. As he and Lena are en route to the hospital, they are intercepted by security forces and taken to Area X. Psychologist Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tells Lena that Kane, who is comatose, is the only person to ever return from the expanding Shimmer. Ventress recruits Lena for a new expedition to the lighthouse, along with physicist Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson), geomorphologist Cassie "Cass" Sheppard, and paramedic Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez). Lena agrees to join to help Kane, believing he accepted a suicide mission into the Shimmer because she cheated on him.
After entering the Shimmer, no one in the group remembers what happened in the first three days. All wildlife are mutated, including a crossbred alligator that attacks Josie. At a military base, they recover a video of Kane cutting open a soldier, whose intestines are moving, and find the soldier's corpse overgrown by alien fungi. At night, a mutant bear kills Cass (Tuva Novotny). The group then discover plants growing in human shapes, leading Josie to theorise that the Shimmer refracts information like a prism distorts light. This explains why their equipment malfunctions and the DNA of all creatures intermixes. During a paranoid frenzy, Anya hears Cass's cry for help and runs over, only to find the mutant bear that mimics Cass's dying pleas. Anya distracts the bear before it kills her and Josie shoots it. Ventress, who is revealed to have cancer, leaves the group hurriedly for the lighthouse before the Shimmer corrupts her and Josie wilfully succumbs to the refraction.


Who plays who in the Annihilation movie cast?

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 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) and on March 12, 2018 (United Kingdom) 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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