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Holkham to hit the big screen in 2018 as part of new Natalie Portman film Annihilation

PUBLISHED: 17:52 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 19:06 08 August 2017

Sci-fi drama Annihilation, which filmed on location in Holkham has been given a release date. Photo shows the film's star, Natalie Portman (Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg) and props used during filming (Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast)

Sci-fi drama Annihilation, which filmed on location in Holkham has been given a release date. Photo shows the film's star, Natalie Portman (Photo: AP/Dan Steinberg) and props used during filming (Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast)

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Filming for sci-fi movie, Annihilation, took place on Holkham beach in July 2016.

Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Filming for sci-fi movie, Annihilation, took place on Holkham beach in July 2016.

One year on and the film, directed by Alex Garland of Ex Machina fame, has been given an initial release date of February 23 2018.

Annihilation is an adaptation of the 2014 novel of the same name, by author Jeff VanderMeer.

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Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast

The plot follows a biologist (Natalie Portman) as she signs up for a dangerous expedition into an environmental disaster zone, known as Area X, where the laws of nature no longer apply.

Holkham’s iconic stretch of sand was transformed into the elusive Area X during filming, featuring fake skeletons, a shelter and dark tree-like structures.

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Portman, who is known for her work in films such as Black Swan and V for Vendetta heads up the cast which also includes Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast Annihilation filming at Holkham Beach. Photo: Pear Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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