Second Trailer for Alex Garland's 'Annihilation' with Natalie Portman
"We need to know what's inside." "So do I." Whoaaaaa. Paramount has released a new full-length trailer for the latest sci-fi film from Alex Garland (of Ex Machina), who is adapting from Jeff VanderMeer's series of novels. Annihilation stars Natalie Portman as a biologist who travels with a group into a special place known as "Area X" where the laws of nature don't apply. This trailer shows us a bit more of "what's inside" and damn does it look trippy and scary and very mesmerizing. Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. I am so very excited for this, mostly because I trust in Garland to bring us some of the best cerebral sci-fi around. And this looks wildly unique.
Here's the second official trailer for Alex Garland's Annihilation, direct from Paramount's YouTube:
A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply. Annihilation is directed by acclaimed English writer/filmmaker Alex Garland, director of the film Ex Machina previously, and writer of the scripts for The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, and Dredd. The screenplay is also written by Alex Garland, adapted from Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy. Paramount will release Alex Garland's Annihilation in theaters everywhere starting February 23rd, 2018 early next year. We'll be there. How does it look? What do you think of this trailer?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
this looks like my new most anticipated of the year
Jon Odishaw on Dec 13, 2017
Agreed, love the positivity.
Sean Taylor on Dec 13, 2017
" and the award going to the most flattened delivery of dialogue goes too... It's a tie!"
kitano0 on Dec 13, 2017
I completely forgot about this. Looks pretty damn good so far.
grimjob on Dec 13, 2017
Liking the shots of Portman with the rifle.
Xerxexx on Dec 13, 2017
Jimmy Hauser on Dec 13, 2017
Ah man, I feel like I've seen the whole movie. Too much revealed and now the mystery is tarnished. Netflix or Cable for this fella.
THE_RAW_ on Dec 13, 2017
This... does not look good at all IMO. When a great actress like Jennifer Jason Leigh sounds bored with her line deliveries, you know there's a problem. Natalie Portman's blandness isn't shocking at all to me though. This looks like Arrival without the heart and fancier, plentiful effects to boot. I'm not sure what the appeal of Ex Machina was either. I finally got around to watch it the other day and I found it to be downright boring, bland and predictable. If you couldn't see the ending to that movie coming from a mile away, I'd be shocked. Absolutely overrated (the actors were great and it had a slick style to it, kind of reminded me of Black Mirror at certain points, but it's a classic example of "style over substance", I was shockingly let down). I hope I'm wrong about this movie, because I wholly enjoy sci-fi concepts, but nothing about this trailer (or the other one) gives me any hope for this film being anything beyond "just okay".
thejon93rd on Dec 13, 2017
I don't know much about the book, but it just looks like another funny idea of what sf stories should look like. Only, they just don't ...
shiboleth on Dec 13, 2017
Poorly edited trailer. I hope the movie is good though, 'cause I like the premise.
Efterklang on Dec 13, 2017
Oh yeah, this is going to be awesome or completely miss the mark. I am pumped either way.
DAVIDPD on Dec 14, 2017
I'm so disappointed this won't be coming to cinemas where I live. Damn it Netflix why! It'll still be good to watch no matter where I watch it but really want to see this on the big screen.
alex on Dec 14, 2017
Trey on Dec 15, 2017
Not sure about this one. Very busy trailer.
Quanah on Dec 16, 2017
The book was incredible, seems a bit different from the book, but I trust Garland, Ex Machina was perfect.
Don Gaby on Dec 18, 2017
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