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"Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later). In theatres 2.23.18."

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Wow is right. The Southern Reach trilogy AKA Area X by Jeff Vandermeer is a surreal, creepy, horrifying read, and the first book, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award.

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AFAICT, the screenplay covers only the first volume of the trilogy, but IMO that should work just fine even without any sequel(s). Directed by Alex Garland of Ex Machina.

Here's Vandermeer on the movie:

“It’s actually more surreal than the novel."

“I’m not really sure what I’m allowed to say about it or not say about it, so I’ll keep it simple…I’m still composing my thoughts and feelings about it. I can tell you it’s mind-blowing, surreal, extremely beautiful, extremely horrific, and it was so tense that our bodies felt sore and beat-up afterwards.”

http://collider.com/annihilation-mov.../#alex-garland Caution! Spoilers at this link.
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Background of the movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilation_(film)

Apparently the rights were purchased while the novel was still in manuscript form, a year before it was released to the public.

Good synopsis (100% SPOILERS) of the first book in the trilogy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilation_(VanderMeer_novel)
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