The First Footage From Arrival is Here, and It Looks Incredible

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The first trailer from Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the Ted Chiang short story Story Of Your Life is finally here. It looks like an Oscar contender wrapped in a high-concept blockbuster package, which is a way to say it looks great.


Paramount Pictures is releasing the film, which stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, on November 11. A full trailer comes out next week but, for now, check this out.

And if you don’t get the premise from the trailer, here’s the official description:

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - 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, formerly Story of Your Life, opens November 11.

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Looks quite promising.

I’d recommend anyone who hasn’t already to go and read Story of Your Life.

Not too long a read and it’s bloody brilliant.

Ted Chiang is a really great guy too, met him about a month or so at Readercon. Anything he writes is worth reading.