8 films that will rule Hollywood in 2017

From 'Wonder Woman' to 'Star Wars,' these are the movie adventures we'll experience at the theater next year.

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"Annihilation," based on the best seller by American novelist Jeff VanderMeer, is shaping up to be one of the more cerebral sci-fi films of 2017.

Directed by Alex Garland, the film revolves around an all-woman team of researchers sent to investigate an environmental disaster zone on Earth known as Area X. What they discover is something that defies the rules of nature and exposes them to grave danger.

In addition to its strong script, the film features an all-star cast of Oscar-winning Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman, American stars Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez, and Guatemalan-American actor Oscar Isaac.

If you enjoyed the intelligence and intrigue behind "Arrival," circle a date with "Annihilation" for later next summer.

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