First ‘Arrival’ Clips Find Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner Making Contact with Aliens

     August 31, 2016


Even with the first trailer, Arrival–from Sicario director Denis Villeneuve–is still somewhat of a mystery. We know the film is a sci-fi story about aliens who land their spacecraft on earth and the linguist who must make first contact, but what are these creatures? Where did they come from? What is their plan? These questions are still unanswered with the arrival of two new clips, but they’re fun to watch.

The first shows Amy Adams’ Louise Banks, the previously mentioned linguist, inside the space craft with a team that also includes Jeremy Renner’s Ian Donnelly. She makes a bold move and takes off her protective suit, though she claims the craft’s atmospheric conditions are safe for humans. She then approaches a mysterious wall separating them from a thick mist, and what she finds might make you jump.

The other clip shows the team’s entrance into said craft, which seems to have its own ideas about gravity. Watch them both below, via The Playlist:

Arrival also features actors Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Michael Stuhlbarg (Steve Jobs), as well as a screenplay by Eric Heisserer, who’s also working with Alex Kurtzman on that Van Helsing reboot we’ve been hearing about. Arrival will be making its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week before screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film is scheduled for release on November 11. Here’s the official plot synopsis:

ARRIVAL is a provocative science fiction thriller from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (SICARIO, PRISONERS). 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.


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