Oscar Isaac and director Alex Garland are set to reteam for a new gothic horror film called Annihilation, which is based on the Southern Reach book trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. The two worked together on last year's incredible sci-fi film Ex Machina, and it's great that the two will be working together again on this new project.
Isaac also joins Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), and Tessa Thompson (Creed). Annihilation was published in 2014, and in case you're wondering what exactly it's about, here's a description from the book:
A team of four (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) set out into a place known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma.
This sounds like an awesomely intriguing story, and there's no doubt that this team of talent is going to create an incredible film out of it. There's no word on who exactly Isaac will be playing in the film, but I'm sure it's on of the four main team members.
Isaac has had a pretty big surge in his career recently, and he will next be seen in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. He is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII with director Rian Johnson.
Source: Tracking Board