Is Annihilation’s Alex Garland Remaking The Beach?

Of course, if we take Alex Garland at his word, it could be that somebody else, who Garland legitimately believes is a talented writer, is currently working on the script, as the writer of the novel, Garland would be in the loop anyway, as the studio likely needed to work with him on the rights. The next best thing to a Garland written adaptation would be a Garland endorsed adaptation. It’s barely possible that Garland could even be referring to the television adaptation that was reported several years ago, but that project is so old it’s impossible to know if it’s still active.