10 sci-fi movies coming out in 2017 we can't wait to see

Dust off that lightsaber and get ready for a thrilling year of science fiction at the cinema.

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'Annihiliation'

Directed by British filmmaker Alex Garland, "Annihilation" is based on the bestselling 2014 thriller by American novelist Jeff VanderMeer. There's a lot of mystery around this one (including its release date), but we do know it involves an all-woman team of researchers sent to investigate an environmental disaster zone on Earth known as Area X.

In addition to its strong script from Garland, 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.

"I think you’ll be able to read the book and enjoy the movie as two separate artistic visions," VanderMeer said in an interview. "The plan is to do three movies, but of course the first one has to come out and do pretty well first."

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