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.

DAVIDPD on Aug 16, 2016


Whitaker is great as an actor and I am glad he's making films.

shiboleth on Aug 16, 2016


True that!!~

DAVIDPD on Aug 16, 2016


He's a solid actor, and even if the production is crap, his performance never is.

VAharleywitch on Aug 17, 2016


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.

Robert Palmar on Aug 16, 2016



Carpola on Aug 16, 2016


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...

Movie Bear on Aug 16, 2016


That's a good shout, the teaser didn't show so much.

Carpola on Aug 16, 2016


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 ...

shiboleth on Aug 16, 2016


Watch incendies shiboleth, it's his best work..

ari smulders on Aug 16, 2016


Thank you Ari, I was really thinking of doing it tonight. I'll let you know how that went...

shiboleth on Aug 16, 2016


it's always about the director...

ari smulders on Aug 16, 2016


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 ,,,

shiboleth on Aug 17, 2016


Looks amazing, don't think it showed too much either. Now we just have to wait 3 months..

Efterklang on Aug 16, 2016


Ok, I read the short story and it looks like they are deviating from some things...looks really good

Trey on Aug 16, 2016


This is encouraging. I hope there more than everything revealed in the international trailer.

redtie on Aug 17, 2016


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.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 16, 2016


Incendies Jon, his best movie to date.

ari smulders on Aug 16, 2016


That's what I've heard . I want to watch Prisoners next.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 16, 2016


It's a shocker Bo,amazing!!

ari smulders on Aug 16, 2016


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..

ari smulders on Aug 16, 2016


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 ...

shiboleth on Aug 16, 2016


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

ari smulders on Aug 16, 2016


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 ...

shiboleth on Aug 17, 2016


Amy Adams. Jeremy Renner. Forest Whitaker. Michael Stuhlberg. First contact sci-fi. Smart sci-fi. Can't wait. Too many periods.

Lar Rackell on Aug 16, 2016


Looks Good!

SDC on Aug 16, 2016


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.

TheOct8pus on Aug 17, 2016


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?

shiboleth on Aug 17, 2016


Oh man, looks like some proper SciFi. Not just Oo spaceships and splosions.

Higgens on Aug 17, 2016


*sigh - this movie is very limited in scope. It wasn't just black women but women as a whole that were hired for jobs as NASA during that time because men were in either WW2 or the Korean War or in some war of some kind. Great piece at NPR that goes in some detail here - Seems like the movie is catered to only inspire black women versus all women which I feel missed a perfect opportunity.

backwardsprogress on Aug 17, 2016


I really like this "real-world" approach to dealing with extraterrestrials. Brilliant concept. Hopefully it's well executed. Color me interested.

RAW_D on Aug 18, 2016

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