Teaser Trailer for Alex Garland's 'Annihilation' with Natalie Portman

September 27, 2017
Source: YouTube

Annihilation Teaser Trailer

"I need to know what's inside…" Yes! Finally! Paramount has unveiled the first teaser 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. As you'll see in this teaser, there are some very weird, wacky, WTF things in this mysterious place. And I can't wait to find out what it all means. Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. This looks totally awesome, twisted, weird, and potentially mind-blowing (like Arrival). It's even more exciting coming from Alex Garland, because he's going to push these sci-fi concepts are far as they can go. I'm so in for this movie.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Alex Garland's Annihilation, direct from Paramount's YouTube:

Annihilation Movie

For more info on the film, follow Annihilation on Twitter @annihilationmov. Or visit their official Facebook.

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. First impression? What do you make of this trailer?

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Plot summary reminds me a little bit of Stalker, which is one of my favorite movies. Also, Ex Machina was fantastic. So down for this.

Efterklang on Sep 27, 2017


The main problem with new discoveries in Sci-fi, is that there is no scientific method of unvealing new things. People go in without considering risks and predisposed to do stupid things. Everything else seems perfect. I hope it has good reviews.

oliveitor on Sep 27, 2017


Case in point: Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Although, if they didn't make the boneheaded moves, would it be as compelling? <---That's Hollywood's reasoning I believe.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 27, 2017


There must be a reasonable, smart and realistic approach which would be good and fun to watch. Some type of unannounced chaos that surprises. Food for thought. 😉

oliveitor on Sep 27, 2017



tarek on Sep 27, 2017


Let me know when you find a scifi film that delivers such a thing. I'd love to see it.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 29, 2017


That's exactly what bothered me in these movies. I took it as an insult to my intelligence.

tarek on Sep 27, 2017


This low quality of writing has alas plagued the book and movie industries. Blame the audience who continues to support these flashy nonsense while snubbing great movies that fade away in the indifference.

tarek on Sep 27, 2017


Avatar meets Alien Covenant meets The Fountain meets my girlfriend. Could be good, could be meh.

tarek on Sep 27, 2017


I preferred HER to Ex Machina, however, I'm ALWAYS down for hardcore scifi. This looks very intriguing. Visually and story-wise.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 27, 2017


In the words of The Dude: "Well...that's like...your opinion, man." But color me interested for a discussion as I'll play nice and ask, WHY, pray tell, do you feel it was one of the worst films you've ever seen? And when compared to Ex Machina, do you feel Ex Machina was superior?

THE_RAW_ on Sep 29, 2017


So you read just the first book of the series? Or the entire series?

THE_RAW_ on Sep 27, 2017


No idea man. I haven't read them myself. Was hoping someone that has could lend their perspective.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 29, 2017


That shot Portman firing the weapon was pretty badass. This looks awesome. Sci-fi is always welcome.

Xerxexx on Sep 27, 2017


I didn't read the book so I don't know what's about (which doesn't have to be disadvantage when it comes to film version). As for the trailer, I have some mild hopes ...

shiboleth on Sep 27, 2017


"And I can't wait to find out what it all means." Well. if the film is like the books, you'll be left waiting.

Peter Collinson on Sep 27, 2017


Looks like it could be a gem. But we'll see...

grimjob on Sep 27, 2017


Tough crowd in these comments, damn lol. I think it looks fantastic & Alex did an extraordinary job with Ex Machina. Can`t wait!!! The visuals & suspense got me so hyped.

Jorrell Mcdaniel on Sep 27, 2017


We are the Ilyn Payne of the comments section.

tarek on Sep 28, 2017


Some interesting visuals on this. I like Alex Garlands work too. Will watch.

Carpola on Sep 27, 2017


Sold. It did what a teaser should do.

DAVIDPD on Sep 28, 2017


Or have easy access to, I watch Game of Thrones and rather enjoy it....however...I don't know names of characters or keep track of them and certainly don't remember them from seasons ago. I usually don't know who is who and what the hell is going on, but for some reason week to week I enjoy watching all the know...I'm weird...but harmless.

Bo on Sep 28, 2017


I'm not gripped by this yet. The cast and director are appealing, but whatever mystery is being boiled slowly here hasn't peaked my interest at this point. A full trailer may unravel my cinematic desires.

Quanah on Sep 28, 2017

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