Natalie Portman Embarks on Surreal and Horrifying Expedition in ‘Annihilation’ Trailer (Watch)
On return, Portman’s downbeat biologist struggles to explain what happened about a mysterious entity her team encountered. “Did it communicate with you?” she is asked.
“It reacted to me,” she responds.
The trailer gives few clues as what happens during her expedition into “Area X.” The previous trip saw members return as shells of their former selves with all dying of cancer after coming back.
The film, based on Jeff VanderMeer’s horror sci-fi novel, is directed by Alex Garland from his own script. The story follows a biologist, played by Portman, who embarks on a four-person expedition into a territory cut off from civilization while searching for clues about her husband’s disappearance. While there, she must deal with a contamination, vanishing colleagues, a deadly animal, and a creature known as the Crawler.
Garland received an Academy Award nomination in the best original screenplay category for 2014’s “Ex Machina.”
“Annihilation” opens in theaters on Feb. 23, 2018. Watch the trailer below: