Annihilation Comes to Paramount

Well… not literally. That’d suck actually because Paramount makes some good movies and they have a new Friday the 13th on the way! What we’re talking about here is another adaptation. Variety is reporting that Paramount is moving forward on its thriller Annihilation, tapping Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland to adapt the script and direct the project.

The studio and Scott Rudin acquired movie rights to Jeff VanderMeer’s The Southern Reach trilogy last year. The first book, Annihilation, was published in March. It was followed by Authority in May and Acceptance in September.

Rudin and Eli Bush are producing Annihilation, which centers on a biologist seeking answers about her husband’s disappearance in an environmental disaster area sealed off by the government for the last 30 years.


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