|Directed by||:||Alex Garland||Produced by||:||Andrew Macdonald||Screenplay by||:||Alex Garland||Based on||:||Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer||Starring||:||Natalie Portman Jennifer, Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson||Cinematography||:||Rob Hardy||Production company||:||Skydance Media DNA Films|
Annihilation is a 2018 science fiction horror film written and directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. The film stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac, and follows a group of military scientists who enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone full of mutating landscapes and creatures.
The film was released in North America by Paramount Pictures on February 23, 2018, and in other markets on March 12, 2018 by Netflix. It received praise for its visuals, performances, direction, and thought-provoking story.