ANNIHILATION Hi-Res Photos Tease Alex Garland's Upcoming Wickedly Disturbing Mindf**k Of A Movie

ANNIHILATION Hi-Res Photos Tease Alex Garland's Upcoming Wickedly Disturbing Mindf**k Of A Movie

With the early buzz being exceedingly positive, it's really starting to look like Alex Garland may have another winner on his hands with Annihilation. Come check out twenty-two new photos now!

The first reactions for Alex Garland's Annihilation, have been exceedingly positive with critics describing it as "beautiful and wickedly disturbing," "one hell of a mindf**k," "visually dazzling," "beautifully done, riveting and smart," and "absolutely phenomenal."

With the movie due out in theaters at the end of the month, Paramount Pictures has released twenty-one new hi-res promotional photos from Garland's upcoming sophomore effort and they're quite interesting to say the least as we see our star cast, consisting of Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac, exploring the mysterious Shimmer. 

Check out all of the new stills, in full ultra hi-resolution, below:

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Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Lena (Natalie Portman) standing locked-and-loaded.

 

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Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson), the group's surveyor, examines some mysterious flora.

 

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Lena (Natalie Portman) remains fully alert as she further explores The Shimmer.

 

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Lena (Natalie Portman), the group's biologist, and Cass Sheppard (Tuva Novotny), the group's linguist, look up at something intruging. 

 

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Oscar Issac plays Lena's husband, Kane, who suddenly reappears after a harrowing experience in The Shimmer. His grievous injury is what motivates Lena and the group to embark on their own journey into the belly of the beast.

 

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The group of soldiers consist of Tuva Novotny as Cass Sheppard, Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen, Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek, and Natalie Portman as Lena. 

 

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Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman headlines the all-star cast as Lena, a biologist who volunteers for the expedition in order to find a cure for her husband Kane (Oscar Issac).

 

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The Hateful Eight star Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Dr. Ventress, the leader of the expedition.

 

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From left-to-right, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Natalie Portman, and Jason Jason Leigh star as the five soldiers/scientists who head into The Shimmer to uncover the ultimate mystery. 

 

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Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman and director Alex Garland discussing a scene. 

 

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Lena (Natalie Portman) looks down into a hole. Did someone fall in? 

 

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Lena (Natalie Portman) and Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez) look out for something in the dark.

 


Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez stars as Anya Thorensen, the group's resident anthropologist.

 


Lena (Natalie Portman) examines an absolutely massive dead alligator.

 


Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson) and Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez) look rattled after running into something nasty in the woods.

 


Director Alex Garland and Natalie Portman prep for another critical scene.

 


Lena (Natalie Portman) seemingly preventing Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson) from risking her life.

 


The group shares a quiet moment, but it's likely just the calm before the storm.

 


Lena (Natalie Portman) and Kane (Oscar Isaac) parting ways? or reuniting? It's uncertain whether this scene takes place before Kane goes on his expedition or before Lena goes on hers.

 


From left-to-right, Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Lena (Natalie Portman), Cass Sheppard (Tuva Novotny), Josie Radek (Tessa Thompson), and Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez) preparing for their expedition into The Shimmer.

 


Director Alex Garland and author Jeff VanderMeer, who wrote the book on which the movie based.

 

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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.


Annihilation features:
Director: Alex Garland
Natalie Portman as Lena
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dr. Ventress
Gina Rodriguez as Anya Thorensen
Tessa Thompson as Josie Radek
Tuva Novotny as Cass Sheppard
Oscar Isaac as Lena's husband
David Gyasi in an undisclosed role
Sonoya Mizuno in an undisclosed role
Benedict Wong in an undisclosed role

Annihilation hits theaters February 23
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