|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 psychological science fiction horror film, written and directed by Alex Garland, and 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 theatrically released in North America on February 23, 2018, by Paramount Pictures, and in other markets on March 12, 2018, by Netflix. It received positive reviews for its visuals, performances, direction, and thought-provoking story and grossed $32 million.