Two months ago, Paramount Pictures released the first trailer of Ex Machina director Alex Garland's next sci-fi offering, Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman.

The teaser trailer gave audiences a sneak peek at the sci-fi fantasy thriller, which is adapted from Jeff VanderMeer's novel of the same name. A brand new trailer for the upcoming film has just arrived and reveals further details about the film's narrative and introduces new monsters, or biological disasters, that call Area X their home.

The Plot

The trailer opens with a shot of a scientist (Benedict Wong) asking Portman's character a question before telling her to start from the beginning.

We then see Potman and her husband (Oscar Isaac) before he leaves for a mission to explore an area, dubbed as "The Shimmer," that has been overtaken by a mysterious force. He comes back seriously ill but nobody can figure out what has happened to him.

Despite being told that drones and teams have been sent in previously, but none have come back other than her husband, the biologist agrees to enter the mysterious world to retrace her husband's steps and find out what is wrong with him.

She is joined by an all-female team that comprises of The Surveyor (Tessa Thompson), The Psychologist (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a woman named Anya Thorensen (Gina Rodriguez) as well as a character played by Tuva Novotny, as they set off on the dangerous expedition.

Mutated Monsters And Strange Sights

As the five-woman team approaches the boundary of the mysterious place, they realize that the zone is expanding and has the potential to engulf cities and entire states.

Once they're inside, they find that civilization has been reclaimed by nature and something from beyond this world has changed the genetic make-up of everything within, including plants and animals. They come across several strangely mutated flora and fauna, including weird-looking flowers and a crocodile with shark teeth among other biological disasters.

The team also finds video footage that reveals what happened to the team that went missing; either they were driven crazy or were killed by one of the mutated creatures dwelling inside Area X.

Toward the end, one of the characters says that the zone appears to be destroying everything, to which Portman's character responds, "It's not destroying. It's making something new."

Garland has not only helmed the film but also served as a writer of the project, which is slated to hit theaters on Feb. 23, 2018. Check out the trailer below: