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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Doesn't look like a Kryptonian........ 🙂

Steven on Aug 9, 2016


I'll be damned!! This looks great!! Dennis is as skilled as they come.

DAVIDPD on Aug 9, 2016


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). 🙂

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 9, 2016


I thought I would have to wait a decade for another "interstellar" but here we are

Jon Odishaw on Aug 9, 2016


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.

Tester on Aug 9, 2016


Hahaha well I hope this movie doesn't let you down as much as interstellar. Man I enjoyed that movie. Interstellar I mean. Interstellar.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 9, 2016


Interstellar was...well....stellar. Fantastic soundtrack too.

RAW_D on Aug 9, 2016


I reaaaaaaaaaaaally liked Interstellar and that music? Daaaaaaayaaaaaaam boyeeeeee

ragethorn on Aug 10, 2016


"Interstellar was a total desaster!" (Donald Trump approved this message)

naundob on Aug 9, 2016



Joker's hideout on Aug 10, 2016


Awesome, I wanna watch it now. Should probably skip the full trailers, but I don't think I'll be able to..

Efterklang on Aug 9, 2016


These are the movie I live for...

Trey on Aug 9, 2016


Same, same...

Alex Billington on Aug 9, 2016



RAW_D on Aug 9, 2016


Marvel meets DC.

Lar Rackell on Aug 9, 2016


U mean Junebug?

Joker's hideout on Aug 10, 2016


Man, I am so very thankful for these original, non-franchise sci-fi stories. This looks great.

Movie Bear on Aug 9, 2016


This is looking very intriguing. Anyone read the Ted Chiang novella it's based off?

Craig Lea Gordon on Aug 9, 2016


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.

ragethorn on Aug 9, 2016


Damn good teaser! Can't wait to see more.

grimjob on Aug 9, 2016


Ok, I gotta admit, I'm really intrigued.

Brandon on Aug 9, 2016


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.

Lar Rackell on Aug 9, 2016


I (just) liked Prisoners, really liked Enemy and loved Sicario. Here's hoping the upward trajectory continues with this one...

cuckoozey on Aug 9, 2016


ha! I'm the other way around. Loved Prisoners, enjoyed Enemy, Sicario was my least favorite but liked it.

ragethorn on Aug 10, 2016


Ha, hopefully we'll both find common ground in this new one...

cuckoozey on Aug 10, 2016


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.

Terry Craig on Aug 9, 2016


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.

Michael Lederman on Aug 9, 2016


Denis Villeneuve, a name we trust.

Бабак on Aug 9, 2016


I'm all of a sudden interested.

Charles Knowlton on Aug 9, 2016


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 ...

shiboleth on Aug 10, 2016


Sold already based on the talent alone however I'm unfortunately expecting an ambiguous ending

Joker's hideout on Aug 10, 2016


Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker are great actors but i don't like Jeremy Renner.

jack19751 on Aug 11, 2016

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