Oscar Isaac and Ex Machina director Alex Garland are working together on a new sci-fi thriller. Annihilation will star Isaac, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson. The film adapts the first novel of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Ranch trilogy.The film is being produced by Scott Rudin through his Scott Rudin Productions, and Andrew MacDonald and Allon Reich through their DNA Films. Paramount and Rudin optioned the rights to the trilogy – Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance – back in 2013, prior to the 2014.
The plot of Annihilation is reported as:
“The story centers around a biologist (Portman) who, in seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance volunteers for a government expedition into an area sealed off as an environmental disaster zone. What she discovers, however, is pristine wilderness, and a mysterious dark force within it.
Annihilation starts filming later this spring in London.