Paramount Pictures Plans Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation

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Paramount Pictures and Scott Rudin Productions are making plans to bring Jeff VanderMeer’s upcoming science fiction trilogy (dubbed the “Southern Reach” trilogy) to the big screen, beginning with his soon-to-be-published Annihilation, Deadline reports.

On his official site, VanderMeer officially describes the series as follows:

Area X: mysterious, remote, and concealed by the government as an environmental disaster zone for more than 30 years. But strange forces are gathering in this pristine wilderness protected by an invisible, deadly border. The secret agency known as the Southern Reach has sent in eleven expeditions to discover the truth about Area X. Now, the twelfth will attempt to succeed where all others have failedÂ… This is the story of that twelfth expedition, narrated by the biologist attached to the mission: a reticent, misanthropic woman who brings her secrets to Area X.

Rudin is set to produce alongside Eli Bush.