Writer-director Garland's reputation will only be furthered by "Annihilation." Yahoo Entertainment talks to him about the film's all-female central characters, avoiding franchises, big screens versus small screens, and more.
Natalie Portman has said that she had no idea that there was any issue with whitewashing her character in new movie Annihilation.
Paramount has set a Feb. 23 release date for science-fiction thriller “Annihilation,” starring Natalie Portman. The studio is placing the movie in the slot vacated by Legendary-Universal’s “Pacific Rim Uprising.” The film, based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel, is directed by Alex Garland from his own script. The story follows a biologist, played by Portman, who... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/natalie-portman-annihilation-release-date-1202515149/" title="Read Natalie Portman’s ‘Annihilation’ Gets 2018 Release Date">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
If the second feature from "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland wasn't already on your radar, then it most definitely is now.