Watch: Short Teaser Trailer for Denis Villeneuve's New Sci-Fi 'Arrival'

August 9, 2016
Source: YouTube

Arrival Trailer

"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:

Denis Villeneuve's Arrival

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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  • Steven
    Doesn't look like a Kryptonian........ :)
    I'll be damned!! This looks great!! Dennis is as skilled as they come.
  • Sicario was so so good. Visually stunning as well. I was not a fan when I heard of a Blade Runner sequel but if the studio doesn't interfere it could be very well tip top shit. I just wish they choose a different title. Makes me think of the Charlie Sheen Arrival movie from the 90s (which was fun btw). :)
  • Jon Odishaw
    I thought I would have to wait a decade for another "interstellar" but here we are
    • Tester
      I also have hopes for this movie, but did U have to bring up Interstellar again ? That is like twice now in less than a week. As a huge fan of the man that I am, that movie sucked so bad it pissed me off !!! Pissing me off just thinking about it now.. what a huge letdown that movie was. Eck.. sorry, ranting.. anyway, looking forward to this one.
      • Jon Odishaw
        Hahaha well I hope this movie doesn't let you down as much as interstellar. Man I enjoyed that movie. Interstellar I mean. Interstellar.
        • RAW_D
          Interstellar was...well....stellar. Fantastic soundtrack too.
        • ragethorn
          I reaaaaaaaaaaaally liked Interstellar and that music? Daaaaaaayaaaaaaam boyeeeeee
    • naundob
      "Interstellar was a total desaster!" (Donald Trump approved this message)
  • Efterklang
    Awesome, I wanna watch it now. Should probably skip the full trailers, but I don't think I'll be able to..
  • Trey
    These are the movie I live for...
  • RAW_D
  • Man, I am so very thankful for these original, non-franchise sci-fi stories. This looks great.
  • Craig Lea Gordon
    This is looking very intriguing. Anyone read the Ted Chiang novella it's based off?
  • ragethorn
    I'd say my top 3 directors at the moment are Nolan, Linklater & Mr. Villeneuve. Prisoners, Enemy & Sicario were great in their own rights. None are sequels or reboots.
  • grimjob
    Damn good teaser! Can't wait to see more.
  • Brandon
    Ok, I gotta admit, I'm really intrigued.
  • This looks really interesting. I know I'm going to love it just by the premise and trailer alone, which makes me worry about what the critics are going to say, given my track record.
  • cuckoozey
    I (just) liked Prisoners, really liked Enemy and loved Sicario. Here's hoping the upward trajectory continues with this one...
    • ragethorn
      ha! I'm the other way around. Loved Prisoners, enjoyed Enemy, Sicario was my least favorite but liked it.
      • cuckoozey
        Ha, hopefully we'll both find common ground in this new one...
  • Terry Craig
    Great cast! And the trailer definitely got me hyped. As someone with a passing interest in linguistics the focus on language is exciting to me, too. Esp. loved the line about language as a weapon.
  • Michael Lederman
    The cast and plot look amazing, I hope they can avoid some of the pitfalls these types of movies make and give us a real juicy plot.
  • Бабак
    Denis Villeneuve, a name we trust.
  • Charles Knowlton
    I'm all of a sudden interested.
  • shiboleth
    SF is something I'm always confused about but also intrigued. And the director is right. I even think he's better than Nolan so this can be interesting. And even better than that ...
  • Sold already based on the talent alone however I'm unfortunately expecting an ambiguous ending
  • jack19751
    Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker are great actors but i don't like Jeremy Renner.




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1. La La Land
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3. Arrival
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5. 20th Cent. Women
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