Paramount Pictures has released the first official teaser trailer for writer and director Alex Garland's highly anticipated new film, Annihilation. The film is an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 horror novel of the same name, which revolves around the expedition of four women on a mission to map Area X, a section of land in the United States secretly quarantined for abnormal activity.
Let's all check out this first official teaser trailer below:
Very cool stuff! Is Alex Garland our next great film director? His work on Ex Machina was absolutely incredible and now with this teaser for Annihilation, its safe to say this guy has his own unique style, for sure! A style that I absolutely love. So what about you guy and gals? Let us know your thoughts on the trailer in the comments section below. As always, thanks for tuning into EastCoastMovieGuys, your #1 source for movie news that matters!
Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, David Gyasi and Sonoya Mizuno.
Here’s the book’s official synopsis:
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition.
The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers―they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding―but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.
Annihilation hits theaters on February 23, 2018