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Audiences will be taking a trip to Area X this February.Paramount has set a Feb. 23, 2018 release date for Annihilation, the adaptation of the acclaimed sci-fi novel from Jeff VanderMeer.The film is directed by Ex Machina's Alex Garland, and stars Natalie Portman as the lead character, an unnamed biologist sent on a special mission.In March at Cinemacon, creepy first footage from the project was shown, with the husband of Portman's character (Oscar Isaac) returning home one year after being sent off on a mysterious mission, but he's not quite himself. (Read a full description of the footage here.)In the novels, the government sends expeditions to Area X, an uninhabited land in which unexplainable things happen. Those who due enter Area X either don't live long or return not quite as themselves.The novel Annihilation is the first book in VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, which debuted in 2014.