The ‘Annihilation’ Teaser Trailer Is Out and It’s Basically Perfect

The screen adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s first Southern Reach book is exactly uncanny enough

Everyone who loves Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy probably loves it foremost for the perfectly unsettling ambiance of Area X, the uncanny overgrown stretch of land where most of the first book, Annihilation, takes place. And based on the teaser trailer for the Annihilation movie, writer-director Alex Garland got the look and feel of Area X just right.

It’s hard to tell much else about the movie from the teaser, which is less than two minutes long. Will Garland maintain the brilliantly frustrating mysteries of Area X, most of which aren’t explained until later books? We’ll have to wait until February 2018 to find out. But we do know one thing: Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead to share with the worms that gather in the darkness…

Here’s some Jeff VanderMeer content to tide you over for the next five months. What can we say, the man is an Electric Lit fave.

And bonus: Alex Garland content!

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