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‘Annihilation’s’ Alex Garland Reveals His Next Project

Alex Garland’s Annihilation is set to surprise movie-goers when it hit theaters on the 23rd. Garland’s unique use of technology brings an interesting flair to his films. So, what is next on the slate for Garland moving forward afterAnnihilation hits theaters? Garland spills the beans in a recent interview saying that he is moving to television next!

Annihilation, Paramount Pictures
Image: Paramount Pictures

In a recent interview with Fandango, Alex Garland revealed that he is working on an eight-episode miniseries for FX that is “technology based scifi”:

The next project, provided it happens – hopefully we’re gonna shoot it later this year – [and it’s] an eight-part television series for FX. It’s a sort of science fiction, but it’s a much more technology based sci-fi whereas Annihilation is a more hallucinogenic form of sci-fi and more fantastical form of sci-fi.

This is slightly more in common with projects I’ve worked on like Ex Machina or Never Let Me Go, which are taking something about our world now – not our world in the future, but our world as it is right now – and then drawing sort of inferences and conclusions from it.

Annihilation, Paramount Pictures
Image: Paramount Pictures

The series sounds like a beauty, and taking Garland’s mastery of science fiction based storytelling, it will undoubtedly be a hit as well. Mark you calendar for Annihilation, which is already gaining traction among critics who are praising the film.

A biologist’s husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not find what she’s expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist.

Annihilation is a film that’s been in production for a while. Paramount Pictures acquired rights to the novel with writer-director Alex Garland set to adapt the script and direct the film in May 2015. Natalie Portman entered into talks to star in the film. In November 2015, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez was in talks to co-star in the film with Portman. Oscar Isaac would be joining the cast of the film in March of 2016.

Annihilation, Paramount Pictures
Image: Paramount Pictures

Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and hits theaters on February 23.

Brad Repka
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