Sunday, March 25, 2018

Annihilation starring Natalie Portman: How Production Design took the script from Louisiana to London #book2movies


I shared my thoughts on Annihilationboth the book and the movie—and thought fans of Alex Garland’s screen adaptation would find this short Anatomy of a Scene featurette as interesting as I did. I was amazed to learn the swampy setting—which looks straight out of a Louisiana bayou—was actually recreated and filmed just outside London. 

Watch as director Alex Garland takes you through the scene  set, as he describes it in writing in his script
Exterior: Fishing Hut/Day.
“It’s a good example,’’ he says ‘‘about how production designers improve what is in a script.’’ He gives specific credit to Michelle Day, credited as the set decorator working under production designer Mark Rigby.




Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland, based on the book by Jeff Vandermeer, stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson & Gina Rodriguez.

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