Denis Villeneuve is so hot right now. Last year he directed the Oscar-nominated thriller Sicario starring Emily Blunt, and this year he’s coming right back with sci-fi drama Arrival. The movie is based on the short story ‘Story of Your Life,’ which was written by Ted Chiang. It won the 2000 Nebula Award for Best Novella.
Paramount Pictures released a teaser for the film last week that got some people talking, and now this week the first full trailer has arrived. In the trailer, we see that aliens have landed on Earth. We say landed because invasion seems to be too strong of a word for what is really going on. The story focuses on language, and how just one little miscommunication could change everything for two species on the verge of a global war.
After watching the trailer, I can now say I’ll be watching this movie opening weekend. It has the potential to be something truly special.
Arrival stars Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker and Jeremy Renner. It will play at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival before hitting theaters November 11, 2016.
Check out the synopsis and trailer below…
“When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.”