Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ Gets 2018 Release Date

Paramount has set a February 23 wide release for Annihilation, Alex Garland’s follow-up film to his 2014 debut Ex Machina that landed him an Oscar nom for original screenplay. Ex Machina‘s Oscar Isaac reunites with Garland to star alongside Natalie Portman, who plays a grieving biologist who signs on for a secret expedition into alien territory.

Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez co-star. Garland adapted the pic from Jeff VanderMeer’s novel.

The studio showed off an extended look at the movie to exhibitors during CineEurope in June.

Annihilation joins one other film that has staked out the same release date: CBS Films’ horror pic Winchester.