Annihilation (2018)

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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:15 am

Well... hopefully we will see some photos. If it would be for Instagram photos we've seen, it seems that the movie is starring Gina&Tessa; and Natalie, Jennifer and Isaac roamed around the set :lol:
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:26 am

This time It's true: the film wrapped yesterday...


https://www.instagram.com/p/BH4kD6JBSJN/
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:09 pm

Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury to score "Annihilation":

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2016/08/01/geoff-barrow-ben-salisbury-to-score-alex-garlands-annihilation/

Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury are reteaming with Alex Garland on the upcoming sci-fi thriller Annihilation. The film is written and directed by Garland (Dredd, The Beach, Sunshine, 28 Days Later…) and stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson and David Gyasi
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Dazza » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:50 pm

That's great news. Barrow is awesome.
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:02 pm

Gina Rodriguez gave an interview to Latina magazine, in which she talks briefly about her role in the film, and the film itself:

http://www.latina.com/featured/magazine/2016/gina-rodriguez/

HOW HAS IT BEEN, WORKING WITH DIRECTOR ALEX GARLAND AND THE CAST ON ANNIHILATION?

Alex Garland is absolutely brilliant. You can read any of his books and you’re like, this man can just create any kind of world out of nothing. Annihilation is based on the sci-fi novel by Jeff VanderMeer and Alex adapted it into a film. Oscar Isaac plays Natalie Portman’s husband. I love Oscar so much. He is so encouraging and he’s been so lovely and so supportive. It’s about five women who are going into the Shimmer, an entity that’s starting to destroy the world. So we’re trying to stop it. We have guns, we’re doing some badass stunts and it’s a brilliant storyline. I play Anya Thorensen, a paramedic from Chicago who happens to be a lesbian and an ex-addict going into the Shimmer to be the hero that she’s kinda always wanted to be.


Although not explicitly talk about the other actresses in the film, it´s interesting that her character has a name, unlike the book. That seems to reinforce the idea that the film will not be a literal adaptation of the novel.
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:02 pm

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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:20 am

"The Hitfix" article, where they speculate about the changes between novel and film, all based on the statements of Gina Rodriguez a few weeks ago:

http://www.hitfix.com/news/annihilation-the-natalie-portman-film-adaptation-from-the-director-of-ex-machina-will-be-missing-a-key-element-of-the-book
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:37 pm

@erikdavis: Saw images from Alex Garland's ANNIHILATION last night, which looks crazy badass. Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson-- I am all in

https://mobile.twitter.com/ErikDavis/status/791985030088261632

@erikdavis: ANNIHILATION pics: Oscar Isaac, bent over & bloodied. Also its cast of women lined up in a jungle, green outfits on. Ready for something...

https://mobile.twitter.com/ErikDavis/status/791985900347588608
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:55 am

Author Jeff VanderMeer makes an interesting reflection on the tone and look that could have the film by Alex Garland based on his book:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-conversation-between-timothy-morton-and-jeff-vandermeer/

JVM: It’s quite fascinating because there’s also a further translation process going on. I mention this because it’s interesting aesthetically that Alex Garland, on the movie of Annihilation, is trying visually to translate that same kind of ambiguity at the sentence level into visual terms.

In some ways, the film will be more surreal visually than the novel. And in talking about hyperobjects and trying to anchor something or nail something down, the film has this challenge that’s very much about the physicality of the settings conveying the ecological message even more than the script, the dialogue. One fascinating thing the filmmakers told me is that getting depth perception onto the screen in North Florida was impossible. The camera, no matter what they did, registered a flat wall of vegetation, because it’s all so dense and overwhelming — that, in fact, Area X was already there in a sense, subverting and contaminating the camera lens. So they filmed it in English marshes, in part because they had to find an artificial way to recreate the vastness of plant empires in North Florida by taking a place that was sparser and dressing it up with Spanish moss and various layers. The result is spectacularly Floridian, but I love that Florida itself actively resisted being interpreted as itself. Somehow, that thought is in the back of my head for future Southern Reach material, in combination with the idea of the resistance of hyperobjects to be cataloged.


Hopefully we will soon see some trailer or photos of the film...
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:27 am

From Jeff Vandermeer´s Facebook...

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.vandermeer/posts/10154422123219195

The movie of my novel Annihilation makes New Republic's list of the ten films they're looking forward to this year. It doesn't have a release date yet but should soon. Last I heard editing is done by February, but don't quote me on that. Thing is, with things like Blade Runner: The Cyberzygote's Revenge out in October I'm sure they're debating the perfect date to release it on.
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:04 am

From Jeff Vandermeer´s Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.vandermeer/posts/10154492290699195

A subliminal ad for the Annihilation movie airs during the Super Bowl. You won't remember seeing it, but three weeks later vines will grow out of your ears and you'll feel an urgent need to plant yourself face-first in marshland mud.


Has anyone seen anything? I have not found any references on the net...
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:43 pm

It looks like there's going to be a test screening next Wednesday in New York...

https://milled.com/movietickets-com-us/RmrM_U7JPlWMahhB
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:00 am

Danny Boyle had live chat on Facebook about T2 yesterday. It seems he saw a sneak peek of the movie and said it's wonderful and Natalie is amazing in it (around 17:00)

https://www.facebook.com/T2TrainspottingMovie/videos/746124645563110/

https://twitter.com/marwa_abdllah/status/839263334218223616

#DannyBoyle has seen #Annihilation by #AlexGarland & says it's wonderful & #NataliePortman is amazing in it.
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:42 am

First reactions of the test screening yesterday: they are not bad... but it seems that the film is too weird and divisive. Comments are embargoed ... but there are a couple of (good) ratings here:

https://letterboxd.com/film/annihilation/ratings/

... and a brief comments here:

https://letterboxd.com/film/annihilation/reviews/by/added/

Someone comments that movie could be released later this year ... or even leave until the spring of 2018 :?

Well...
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Re: Annihilation (2017)

Postby Belerofonte » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:37 pm

Well... another (legít) reaction? Who knows...

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=6&topic_id=720338&mesg_id=720338&page=


From what I read in some forums, it looks like a hard sell movie: it's not a summer blockbuster, nor a movie for the awards season. It also seems that Natalie and the whole cast are pretty good. I just hope Paramount releases the film this year and do not delay it until 2018
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