Airdate: Annihilation

New US movie Annihilation will launch on March 12.

From writer and director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) and based on the best-selling novel Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, it stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny.

This has just had a theatrical release in the US over the weekend.

Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X – a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.


  1. This looks to me like Netflix could have been better served by a limited series release of ‘Annihilation’ instead of this movie length feature. Netflix obviously have their movie production ambition, but looking forward its logical to think that more showrunner productions are essential to keep it’s catalogue of original content up to the high standard already being set by some of its more recent SciFi releases like ‘Altered Carbon’.

    • Annihilation isn’t a true Netflix production. It was produced by Paramount Studios for a mainstream theatrical release, which it’s still getting in the United States. However, Paramount decided to sell its international rights to Netflix, figuring they would get more money this way. And Netflix, eager to bolster their sci-fi titles, snapped up the movie. By all accounts, Annihilation is a much better movie than Netflix’s own Bright and upcoming Mute.

    • I felt like Altered Carbon tried to shoe horn every popular trope into one series without giving its self time to breathe. It need to whole heartedly commit to being Popcorn TV (Bright as movie did this well) or calm down be more considered and take longer to deal with all the situations it’s world accommodated as West World does so well.

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