{Exclusive} Oscar Isaac Reteams With “Ex Machina” Director Alex Garland For “Annihilation”

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〉 Isaac joins Natalie Portman in Garland’s adaptation of ’s sci-fi thriller.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star is officially on board ’s . Isaac joins Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson in the forthcoming sci-fi thriller. Garland is set to direct his own script, adapted from the first novel of the ‘Southern Reach’ trilogy by science fiction author .

The story centers around a biologist (Portman) who, in seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance volunteers for a government expedition into an area sealed off as an environmental disaster zone. What she discovers, however, is pristine wilderness, and a mysterious dark force within it.

The film is being produced by through his Productions, and Andrew MacDonald and through their . will oversee for Rudin, while and are the studio executives for Paramount.  Paramount and Rudin optioned the rights to the trilogy – which is comprised of the books Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance – back in 2013, prior to its publication in 2014.

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Annihilation re-teams Isaac with Garland after their wildly successful collaboration in last summer’s Ex Machina. The film, which was Garland’s directorial debut, was well-received with audiences and received rave reviews from critics – drawing particular attention for Garland’s writing and directing, as well as Alicia Vikander’s break-out performance. Ex Machina scored Garland an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, and earned a surprise win for Best Visual Effects.

Isaac’s other past credits include the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year. He’ll next be seen in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse and alongside Christian Bale in The Promise. In 2017, he’ll reprise his role as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Annihilation will begin shooting later this spring in London.

Isaac is repped by and .


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43 Responses to {Exclusive} Oscar Isaac Reteams With “Ex Machina” Director Alex Garland For “Annihilation”

  1. This sounds like a Tarkovsky film. In fact, it is a Tarkovsky film.

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