It’s a long way from ballet school to biological field work, as Natalie Portman encounters the unexplainable in Annihilation.

She’s a biologist who signs up for “a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply”.

If you’ve read the first novel in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy then you’ll likely have more of an idea as to what’s going on than we do.

Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac, Annihilation has been adapted for screen and directed by Alex Garland, who’s no stranger to sci-fi with the likes of Ex Machina and 28 Days Later under his belt.

Annihilation is due in Australian cinemas on February 22, 2018. Here’s a sneak peek…

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