Must Watch: Full Trailer for Denis Villeneuve's New Sci-Fi Film 'Arrival'

August 16, 2016
Source: YouTube

Arrival Sci-Fi Film

"Now that's a proper introduction." They're here. Paramount has unveiled the full-length official trailer for Denis Villeneuve's new sci-fi film Arrival, after the first teaser debuted one week ago. This time we get a much more detailed look at the story, involving alien spacecraft that land on Earth and a small team of experts assigned to contact them. Amy Adams plays a linguistics expert who is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. The full cast includes Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien and many others. This trailer reveals way more than the teaser, so watch out if you want to go in fresh. At this point I'm so ready to see this, don't show me anything else from it - a thinking person's sci-fi from Villeneuve is exactly what I'm waiting for. Enjoy.

Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, direct from Paramount's YouTube:

Also - here's an alternate international version of the new trailer for Villeneuve's Arrival, on YouTube:

Arrival Poster

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks - 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. Arrival is directed by Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, of the films Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario previously, currently working on the new Blade Runner sequel with Ryan Gosling. The script is written by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination 5, The Thing, Hours, Lights Out); based on a short story by Ted Chiang. The film will premiere at film festivals first this fall. Paramount will then bring Arrival to theaters starting November 11th this year. Thoughts?

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    Ah man!! This looks brilliant! I can definitely smell blockbuster on this and that would fantastic for Denis. // This is a banner year for Whitaker.
    • shiboleth
      Whitaker is great as an actor and I am glad he's making films.
      • DAVIDPD
        True that!!~
    • VAharleywitch
      He's a solid actor, and even if the production is crap, his performance never is.
  • Robert Palmar
    Villeneuve may finally get the huge audience he has earned. After Sicario, which I thought was the best film of 2015, I'm all in.
  • Cool.
  • I'm not gonna watch this, as I want to go in fresh. But based on the previous teaser, this film has jumped to the top of my list. But how I'll be able to avoid the trailers in theaters is another question altogether...
    • That's a good shout, the teaser didn't show so much.
  • shiboleth
    The Enemy was great. I still haven't found time to see Sicario but I have no doubts in it. On the end, it comes to the director. I think he's much more interesting than Ch. Nolan since Denis Villeneuve has also a vision... Nolan has only skills. Good, but skills only ...
    • Watch incendies shiboleth, it's his best work..
      • shiboleth
        Thank you Ari, I was really thinking of doing it tonight. I'll let you know how that went...
    • Bo
      Incendies, shiboleth...Incendies is a must see before anything else. Sicario is pretty good, but Incendies is really a great, tough, very real movie. An incredible piece of work.
      • shiboleth
        Ok, guys I saw Incendies last night and I am truly overwhelmed by it. But I never had doubts about D. Villeneuve and I knew from the before that this one will be great. As always, quite a refreshment to see someone making a story about humanity of today's world... Cheers ,,,
    • it's always about the director...
  • Efterklang
    Looks amazing, don't think it showed too much either. Now we just have to wait 3 months..
  • Trey
    Ok, I read the short story and it looks like they are deviating from some things...looks really good
    • redtie
      This is encouraging. I hope there more than everything revealed in the international trailer.
  • Jon Odishaw
    I finally watch one of his films. I don't know why it took so long but Sicario was amazing and I will watch the rest of his films post haste. Wait...I saw that Polytechnique film on TV years ago but only just learned he was the one who made it. Both are gut wrenching films.
    • Incendies Jon, his best movie to date.
      • Jon Odishaw
        That's what I've heard . I want to watch Prisoners next.
      • Bo
        I agree. It is still his best film even after all the American films he's being celebrated for making. Far and wide better than any of them, in my opinion, of course.
        • It's a shocker Bo,amazing!!
          • Bo
            I totally agree. It really is the kind of film(s) that I like. It is a pretty rough, tough film and probably not for everyone, but man it was good. Take care. Cheers!
  • After incendies i was totally hooked to Villeneuve's work, and this looks very very awesome. Yes it gives me a close encounter of the third kind feel, but that's oke. Maybe this year turns out fine, because until now it's very disappointing.. Tip:before i wake is a beautiful movie..
    • shiboleth
      One with Kate Bosworth? I'm referring to Before I wake. Since I really like her. Maybe not the greatest actress but still very pleasant appearance ...
      • Yes with kate Bosworth,it's a thriller/horror movie with a heartwrenching story in it...Beautifull shiboleth!!! ps Kate bosworth is a honey,very pleasant to look at.. pps watch everything of Mike Flanagan the director,he is the one to follow for the future,he also made the best home invasion movie since years:Hush
        • shiboleth
          Well, at some point, I will look in for that one, too. Mike Flanagan you say. In time, Ari, in time... So many films to see, so many books to read, so many things to do ... But, I will start with this one, Before I Wake, at some point, and later report on it, ok? Stay cool in the meantime ...
  • Amy Adams. Jeremy Renner. Forest Whitaker. Michael Stuhlberg. First contact sci-fi. Smart sci-fi. Can't wait. Too many periods.
  • SDC
    Looks Good!
  • TheOct8pus
    This looks like too much rehashing and recycling of overdone ideas - the ship silently floating above the city, the smart, ballsy scientist, the militaristic government, the coded's as if Contact, Independence Day, V, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind and District 9 had an orgy and gave birth to this movie.
    • shiboleth
      Hahahahaha, I must confess, that was good. But then again, What's the alternative? The director might really have used all of that mentioned and have done better whatever they missed before. Or should aliens just attack without warning this time? On the other side, aliens are some kind of global paranoia and someone has to feed that, right?
  • Higgens
    Oh man, looks like some proper SciFi. Not just Oo spaceships and splosions.
  • RAW_D
    I really like this "real-world" approach to dealing with extraterrestrials. Brilliant concept. Hopefully it's well executed. Color me interested.




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