The first full trailer for Ex Machina’s, Alex Garland’s Annihilation has landed and its a bit a bit on the scary side.

Related: First Look Image and Teaser for Annihilation

February 2019 is the release date set for his follow up project – Annihilation. Based on the Southern Reach series of books by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation has Natalie Portman leading a cast which includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuva Novotny, Gina Rodriguez and Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson. Garland’s Ex Machina’s standout Oscar Isaac also appears as Portman’s husband.

The story deals with ‘Area X,’ land that has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades, and a place where nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilisation. Previous expeditions into the area perished in strange ways.

Now four women make up the twelfth expedition: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens, to record all their observations and to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

The film is released in cinemas on the 23rd of February, 2019