In The First 'Annihilation' Trailer, Natalie Portman Seeks Out An Alien Horror

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Our first look at Alex Garland's post-Ex Machina project is finally here, and it's looking fantastically creepy -- and filled with weird new alien vistas for Natalie Portman and her team of crack scientists to explore and be fearful of (with good reason).

Based on Jeff VanderMeer's book of the same name, Annihilation follows the story of a female scientist (Portman) leading a taskforce into the aftermath of an environmental disaster, both to find the strange creature that caused it and to rescue her husband (Oscar Isaac).

Ex Machina was one of the best scifi movies in recent years, so there's a lot of interest riding on Garland's next writer/director venture -- and everything we've heard about the movie so far sounds hauntingly mesmerising. Plus, lady scientists kicking arse and fighting weird alien looking stuff? Sign us the hell up.

Annihilation hits theatres February 23, 2018.