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Ex Machina's Alex Garland and Oscar Isaac reunite for Annihilation

Alex Garland, the 28 DAYS LATER screenwriter who made his directorial debut with last year's EX MACHINA , has been assembling the female ensemble required for his second directorial effort ANNIHILATION , and has gotten four great actresses to join the project - Natalie Portman (pictured below), Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, and Gina Rodriguez. Based on a novel...
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03.30.2016
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Jennifer Jason Leigh may complete the female ensemble of Annihilation

EX MACHINA director Alex Garland, who also served as screenwriter on such films as 28 DAYS LATER , SUNSHINE , and DREDD , will soon be heading into production on his second directorial effort, ANNIHILATION , based on a novel by Jeff VanderMeer. The story centers on four women who take on a dangerous mission where the laws of nature don't apply. The group...
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02.11.2016
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Tessa Thompson may join Alex Garland's Annihilation

Having made a very well received directorial debut with last year's EX MACHINA , 28 DAYS LATER / DREDD screenwriter Alex Garland is gearing up to step behind the camera again for ANNIHILATION, an adaptation of a Jeff VanderMeer novel about a group of women who take on a dangerous mission where the laws of nature don't apply. The group consists of an...
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01.05.2016
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Gina Rodriguez faces Annihilation with Natalie Portman

Gina Rodriguez, who plays the eponymous character on the popular CW comedy Jane the Virgin, is planning to switch genres during her next hiatus from filming on that series. She has entered talks to join Natalie Portman in director Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller ANNIHILATION . Scripted by Garland and based on a novel by Jeff VanderMeer, ANNIHILATION tells the story of ...
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11.11.2015
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Natalie Portman in talks for Alex Garland's Annihilation

Alex Garland will follow-up the fantastic EX MACHINA with ANNIHILATION , a post-apocalyptic horror film adapted from a novel by Jeff VanderMeer. THR is reporting that the wonderful Natalie Portman is in early negotiations to star in the film, which is being produced by Scott Rudin. For those unfamiliar with the book, ANNIHILATION goes like this: The story sees a biologist,...
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05.07.2015
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Ex Machina helmer Alex Garland takes on Annihilation for Paramount

Well that didn't take long... Only a day or two after the net was flooded with the first posters and trailers for Alex Garland's EX MACHINA, it looks like Paramount liked what they saw enough to give the dude a follow up gig. According to Variety, Garland has been hired to write (adapt) and direct upcoming thriller ANNIHILATION , a movie first told you about last March. The...
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10.31.2014
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Paramount to scale the Southern Reach with Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation

A new trilogy of books will be getting the big-screen treatment, but these aren't your typical young adult fare that have been getting all the attention from Tinseltown as of late. This particular series sounds just like the shot in the arse Hollywood has been needing in terms of adaptations to cater to a genre audience. Paramount Pictures and Scott Rudin Productions have optioned the...
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03.27.2013
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