We know you’re in no rush to leave Wakanda, and neither are we. But Paramount’s sci-fi-fi thriller Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Jennifer Jason Leigh, hits theaters today, and we promise you, it’s worth the slight detour.
Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, the film, which also features actors Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac, was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).
Here is the official synopsis of the film:
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.
Our very own Rae Holliday caught up with the film’s leading ladies to discuss the beautiful shots, and some of the life decisions they faced on and off the screen.
Check it out, below.