Annihilation (February 23, 2018) science fantasy action film written/directed by Alex Garland. Based on novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A group of soldiers enters an environmental disaster zone, only one soldier comes back out alive, though he is grievously injured. In an attempt to save his life, his wife Lena, a biologist, volunteers for another expedition into the zone to figure out what happened to him. Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac.