Watch: Short Teaser Trailer for Denis Villeneuve's New Sci-Fi 'Arrival'
"What happens now?" "They arrive." Paramount has released a short teaser trailer for Denis Villeneuve's new sci-fi fllm called Arrival, with the full trailer arriving in one week. This was originally known as Story of Your Life before the title was changed, as it's about the arrival of mysterious alien spacecraft that land in various places around Earth. Amy Adams stars as 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 is the film Villeneuve made quietly before starting work on the Blade Runner sequel, and it looks incredible. Some mesmerizing shots in this and it's barely 60 seconds. It may be big, exciting sci-fi, but it's still a "thinking person's film."
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ image) for Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, direct from Paramount's YouTube:
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?