The mysterious Area X is at the heart of this ambitious new trailer for the upcoming Annihilation movie on February 23rd.

Adaptation of the eponymous book of Jeff VanderMeer, Alex Garland’s film, behind the disturbing Ex Machina in 2015, is revealed a little more as Paramount unveils the science fiction film worn by Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac.

Nature takes back its rights

Those familiar with the world of Jeff VanderMeer, who won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2014, will not be surprised by the existence of the Area X that a team of scientists will discover. The unreal world that opens to her will be unexpected in more ways than one, the wonderful and the abominable seeming to face each other. Nature has taken over a strange way.

As she discovers this area, something seems to infect and change them. The question is whether this expanding area destroys the world around it or turns it into something new.

Outside the United States, Canada and China, Annihilation will benefit from an international release provided by Netflix, Paramount having sold the rights of the film last December.

Annihilation , by Alex Garland, with Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny, and Tessa Thompson. In theaters February 23, 2018.