The first trailer for “Annihilation” is here, and we have no idea what’s going on — but it’s so pretty

September 28, 2017

Attention fans of A) sci-fi B) movies, and C) awesome ladies — the first teaser trailer for Annihilation is here, and it has D) all of the above.

Attention fans of A) sci-fi B) movies, and C) awesome ladies — the first teaser trailer for Annihilation is here, and it has D) all of the above.

Adapted from Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach TrilogyAnnihilation follows Natalie Portman’s biologist in an Alice-in-Wonderland-lookin’ alien place called Area X. She’s accompanied by a ridiculous amount of our faves, including Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tessa Thompson, who are all scientists. A major motion picture. About a group of female scientists. Be still our hearts!

Could we be any more on-board if we tried?

A stellar, diverse cast of female scientists? Weird creatures and alien landscapes? From Alex Garland, the dude who wrote and directed Ex Machina? YES, PLEASE.

We’ve watched the trailer like a half a dozen times now and counting, and we’re not about to stop now, TBH. The film doesn’t come out until February 23rd, 2018, however, so we’ve got quite a while to wait. In the meantime, here’s a bit more info…

This is how FSG Originals, the trilogy’s publisher, describes the first book:

“Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.”

And um, did we mention that Portman’s husband in the film is played by Oscar Isaac? Oscar Isaac, people, which makes this movie EVEN MORE JAM-PACKED WITH OUR FAVES.

We can’t wait for Annihilation to come out!

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