One major reason was a clash between two of the producers of the movie, Scott Rudin and David Ellison about how the movie should be edited.
The studio is finalizing a deal with Netflix to take over the international distribution of the film [...].
While the move is partly reflective of the concern studios now bring to releasing challenging midbudget ...
Why Paramount did not give a chance to the international public and based its decision solely on the North American Box Office?
Because they didn't want to take the chance.
As you say, the movie bombed...hard and the studio lacked the confidence that it would continue to earn back any money invested in distributing it internationally...especially when they ...
From an interview with Alex Garland and Oscar Isaac by Cinemablend, Garland confirms that the similarity is intended.
With hints of Kubrick and Tarkovsky, Alex Garland's Annihilation is a serious mind-trip of a movie. It has a high concept plot -- a group of scientists enter a mysterious zone to discover the origins of a strange phenomenon -- but by the end ...
Annihilation is Alex Garland's (the director) interpretation of the first book of The Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. The movie is loosely based around the book Annihilation. Though I'm not sure if anything else comes from the other two books as I just started the second book, Authority.
As for the scenes that are familiar to you, it could just ...
We have two possibilities like you mentioned:
1) Lena, like Kane is an alien doppelganger. She's lying about the alien dying
2) Lena is the original self that went in.
quoted source : Annihilation Explained
1) In the case that she's a doppelganger, it is possible that she's lying. But let's consider this:
Lena proceeds into the hole in the ground. She ...
Looking at Josie's dialogue in that scene:
Imagine dying frightened and in pain, and having that as the only part of you which survives.
I wouldn't like that at all. Ventress wants to face it.
You want to fight it.
But I don't think I want either of those things.
her becoming part of Area X seems more like a passive lack of resistance, letting ...
The movie is the kind of movie that relies on the power of doubt, so it's not crystal clear for us to tell what happened.
But, based on a few reasons, we can assume that Lena is not a clone:
The lie fact
The lie fact, pointed out by @John
Clones do not have memories, or at least not much of it. When Kane gets out and returns to his home, he ...
I don't think there is any symbol, message or underlying meaning behind how they are arranged. I haven't read the book so I don't know if the book sheds more light or how differing the film is from the book. And I haven't seen the question posed to the director in any interviews.
At the very least in the script it appears that there isn't much describing how ...