First Images of Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in Alien Contact Movie, Arrival

Monday, 08 August 2016 - 12:07PM
Arrival
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 12:07PM
First Images of Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in Alien Contact Movie, Arrival
Sci-Fi fans are about to become very well-acquainted with Canadian director, Denis Villeneuve's work. Not only is he the man that Ridley Scott has placed in charge of the highly-anticipated sequel to Blade Runner, but he's also responsible for one of this year's more interesting sci-fi prospects, 'Arrival'.

UPDATE - 09/06/16 10:08 am


Check out the first teaser for Arrival, right here.

Starring Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Forest Whitaker, Arrival is an adaptation of Ted Chiang's critically acclaimed novella, 'Story of Your Life'. But, while most sci-fi blockbusters these days seem to involve humanity in explosive battles with aggressive alien beings, Arrival is a return to a time when the genre used to be more thoughtful and speculative about the notion of alien contact.

Set in the present day, Arrival follows a brilliant linguist (Adams) and a renowned mathematician (Renner) as they are tasked with interpreting the strange messages emanating from alien spacecraft that have landed at locations around the globe. As the lead pair and their team attempt to decipher what this alien presence means, the global community around them slowly starts to unravel as excitement gives way to fear and paranoia.

Today, the first two images of the movie's main characters have hit the web, and in the shot of Amy Adams at least, we get our first look at the simplistic alien spacecraft.

First Official Images from Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival'


Renner describes Arrival being like "if you blended a (Stanley) Kubrick and a (Steven) Spielberg movie," adding that the movie eschews the more common 'Michael Bay' (read explosive) themes of modern sci-fi to create an end product that has more in common with Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact than it does with Independence Day.

Arrival will open the Venice Film Festival next month before it's released in theaters in November. After a summer of disappointing blockbusters, Arrival could well be a welcome respite, you know, before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out and we all turn back into our five year old selves again.

Via: USA Today

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