A new behind-the-scenes video highlights the all-female cast for the movie Annihilation. Annihilation is based on the first book in the Southern Reach trilogy by author Jeff VanderMeer, which follows an expedition into a mysterious disaster zone known as Area X. The laws of nature don’t apply inside this zone, which is filled with mutated animals and related dangers. Human beings don’t tend to fare well inside of it either, with past expeditions having lead to madness, disappearances, and death.

Director Alex Garland (Ex Machina) has already stated that the Annihilation film won’t be completely faithful to the original book. Those who are familiar with the source material have already spotted key differences between the book and film in the various Annihilation trailers and TV spots released to date.

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