According to The Tracking Board, Garland is directing his own script. The story is based off the first book in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy.
The story centers around a team of four people who venture into Area X. This area has been sealed off to hide something mysterious. Filming is scheduled to begin later this year.
Oscar Isaac is the newest member of the cast. Already signed on to the project are Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson.
In the past, Isaac and Garland worked together on Ex Machina. This was Garland’s directorial debut and certainly proved that he knows his stuff. The movie was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and won Best Visual Effects.
To get an idea on the quality we can hopefully expect in Annihilation, you should really check out Ex Machina. In this movie, Isaac’s character is working on the perfect AI for an android. To test it out, he invites one of his employees to spend time with her. We really think you should check it out here.
We are certainly excited to see what comes of Garland’s Annihilation. Hopefully with production having yet to begin, it will be awhile before we get our hands on a trailer.