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.
When writer-director Alex Garland read Annihilation, the bestselling science-fiction novel by Jeff VanderMeer, the filmmaker was struck by the sensation of being inside a dream. “What I did was, I took a really weird approach to the adaptation,” Garland, whose last film was the sci-fi sleeper hit Ex Machina, exclusivelyexplained to Yahoo Entertainment. In other words, Garland committed to an unfaithful adaptation, using VanderMeer’s work as inspiration (with the novelist’s blessing).
Actress leads team of scientists investigating mysterious outbreak in Alex Garland-helmed adaptation of popular book series.
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... Read more »
If the second feature from "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland wasn't already on your radar, then it most definitely is now.