Photos Tease Garland’s “Annihilation” Feel

Following his work writing the scripts for “Dredd” and “28 Days Later,” Alex Garland made his directorial debut with last year’s acclaimed sci-fi feature “Ex Machina”.

For his next go behind the camera, he’s adapting Jeff VanderMeer’s acclaimed work “Annihilation” which stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as members of the twelfth expedition into a mysteriously cut-off area of the planet called Area X – a surrealist landscape where physics don’t apply and in which previous expeditions have gone missing.

With the film having just wrapped, a few beautiful photos from the location shooting have gone online courtesy of cinematographer Rob Hardy on his Instagram account. Hardy’s quotes indicates that works such as Tarkovsky’s “Stalker” and art like Umberto Boccioni’s “States of Mind 2: Those Who Leave” are serving as inspiration for the film’s look and feel.

My boo. #annihilationFilm. by director Alex Garland.

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Lit with the magic of movie making, on Annihilation, with my sunshine @hereisgina. Photo by director Alex Garland

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Relevant paraphernalia.

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Thursday afternoon.

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Military grade surrealism

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Source: The Film Stage