Annihilation, The New Movie From Ex Machina's Director, Gets A 2018 Release Date

Did you watch Ex Machina? If the answer is "no" you should go fix that right away and we'll wait for you to come back to finish this article. If the answer is "yes" then you already know why director Alex Garland's next movie getting a release date is a good thing. According to Variety his new picture has just snagged Pacific Rim: Uprising's old release date of February 23, 2018.

The film, based on Jeff VanderMeer's novel, is directed by Alex Garland from his own script. The story follows a biologist, played by Natalie 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.

The movie has an all-star cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Garland was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2014 movie Ex Machina which helped catapult himself and his cast of Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac into stardom. It was one of the best science fiction movies to come out in years and now he has to follow it up. Garland is an excellent director and writer (he's written such classics as 28 Days Later, Dredd, and Sunshine) so we know it's going to be good at the very least and is quickly become one of the most antispated movies of the year in a year that includes huge movies.

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland, stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It will be released on February 23, 2018.

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