One of the best movies of 2015 was Ex Machina. Bro Knows rated it EPIC and while it received fantastic reviews, it was left out during award season. Alex Garland masterfully directed a beautiful sci fi epic with grand themes and amazing performances, led by Oscar Isaac, who has been on a roll as of late. So the idea of those two pairing up again is music to our ears. Isaac is now set to star in Garland’s Sophomore effort Annihilation, the filmmaker’s adaptation of the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach series of novels.

Isaac is the first male lead in the film with Natalie Portman already signed on as the female lead. Other casting announcements include Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez. With the combo of cast and director, this will prove to be one of the most anticipated films of 2017, and Garland appears to be the perfect person to reveal the intricacies needed to pull off a subtle and seductive story. Looking to reproduce the magic that was Ex Machina with a stellar cast. This is certainly one of Bro Knows most anticipated films of 2017, without ever seeing so much as a single frame.

So what do you guys think of Garland and Isaac teaming up again? Are you excited for Annihilation? Drop a comment and let us know what you think.