“It’s harrowing and beautiful and oddly emotional, but I also get it if someone doesn’t get the same thing out of that final act. Garland took a big swing here, and it’s hard to complain about Paramount’s choice to let the director keep his vision for the film intact,” writes Drew McWeeny.
Adapted from Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy by screenwriter/director Alex Garland (Ex Machina), the film co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac.
Following a poor test screening that rankled producers Scott Rudin and David Ellison, Paramount has decided to sell international rights to Alex Garland’s new film to Netflix.
Alex Garland’s follow up film to Ex Machina comes to us in the form of a dangerous sci-fi world.
Isaac is the latest to join Garland’s adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 science fiction thriller about a team of scientists who enter a restricted government wilderness.
Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez has entered talks to star alongside Natalie Portman in Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi adaptation Annihilation. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing, while Ex Machina director Alex Garland writes and directs.
“Ex Machina” director Alex Garland is attached to write and direct the film. Based on the first novel in the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, the story follows a group of four women geologists that are sent to a mysterious island to uncover the truth about the territory.
The “Never Let Me Go” scribe is set to adapt the sci-fi action/adventure for Paramount.
Logline: Seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance, a biologist journeys into an area sealed off by the government for the last 30 years as an environmental disaster zone with the help of a secret agency known as the Southern Reach has sent many expeditions over the years to discover the truth about “Area X”. She and her team find a pristine wilderness, but they also notice quickly that the rules of nature and evolution seem to work a little differently.