Natalie Portman Investigates The Mystery of The Shimmer in Extended Promo For ANNIHILATION

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Paramount Pictures has been marketing the hell out of director Alex Garland's upcoming sci-fi thriller Annihilation. Now today, we've got a new extended promo spot for you to check out that offers some more new footage from the film that centers around Natalie Portman and a team of women investigating the mystery of what is known as The Shimmer. The movie also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac.

I'm extremely excited about this movie and I hope that it will be at least just as good as Garland's first film Ex Machina. The film is based on the first part of the Southern Reach book trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer and this is the synopsis:

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.
This is the twelfth expedition.
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.
They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.

Annihilation is set to be released on February 23th, 2018.

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