Paramount has pushed back Alex Garland’s hotly anticipated Annihilation to 2018.
There aren’t many better directorial debuts than Garland’s 2014 sci-fi movie Ex Machina. The film not only captured the imagination of many but was a perfect showcase for what Garland could be capable of as a director.
His follow up to that movie is an adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer novel Annihilation, a story that follows an expedition to a section of the US quarantined for abnormal activity.
The movie was originally supposed to hit cinemas this year but unfortunately for all those that were looking forward to the picture, Annihilation has been moved back to 2018 by its studio Paramount.
The announcement came at CinemaCon, but also along with something to please fans as footage of the movie was on display. The Wrap has shared a brief description of what was shown:
“In the clip, screened Tuesday to movie theatre operators and press at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Natalie Portman receives her husband back (Oscar Isaac) after he mysteriously disappeared for 12 months. However, he seems different and won’t tell her where he’s been or how he came home, and soon, an ambulance is called to save Isaac who is now spitting blood. Next thing she knows, Portman’s character wakes up in an institution, and is told her husband is gone forever. She is enlisted to go on a voyage where the laws of nature don’t apply.”
It certainly sounds intriguing and a step up in scope from Garland’s first movie. We will just have to wait a little longer than first thought to see if it can live up to expectations.