The sci-fi movie Annihilation is based on a best-selling novel and has big names attached to it. It stars A-listers Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac and is helmed by novelist Alex Garland, who directed Ex Machina (2014).
Based on pedigree alone, it has the potential to be the next smart sci-fi film to find favour at major awards, in the vein of Denis Villeneuve's Oscar Best Picture nominee Arrival (2016).
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