After weeks of waiting, the trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Annihilation is here. Novelist turned screenwriter and director Alex Garland first made waves in  2014 with his directorial debut, Ex Machina which was nominated for two Oscars and won for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Now, he’s back with what is set to be the ultimate sci-fi thriller of the new year.

Annihilation is an adaptation of the Jeff Vandermeer novel of the same name. It follows a young biologist (Natalie Portman) searching for her lost husband in an environmental disaster zone, Area X, where the laws of nature don’t apply. Alongside Natalie Portman, the all-star cast includes Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez.

The trailer gives us a chilling and hair raising look at the world Garland has created, leaving us counting down the days until February 23, 2018 when the film is set to be released. If we learned one thing from Ex Machina, it’s that Garland is a master of dystopian sci-fi thrillers, so expectations for his latest work are high.

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