The New Full Trailer for Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ Arrives

Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Film

Paramount Pictures has released the new full trailer for Annihilation, the upcoming follow-up from Ex Machina director Alex Garland.

The futuristic Gothic horror follows an expedition made up of five women who venture into a bizarre place where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s first entry in the Southern Reach trilogy, the film stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, and David Gyasi.

Annihilation opens in theaters everywhere starting February 23rd, 2018. Watch the new trailer in the player below.

Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Film

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; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died 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 months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

This is the twelfth expedition.

Their 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 and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to 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.