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Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner save the world in teaser trailer for Arrival — watch

on August 09, 2016, 12:25pm

 

With Sicario, director Denis Villeneuve took us deep into the tunnels of Mexico’s drug cartels. Now, for his follow-up film, he’s boarding an extraterrestrial space craft.

One of the year’s more anticipated Hollywood releases is Arrival, a modestly-budgeted Sci-Fi drama starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner as a team of scholars put together to investigate a foreign vessel’s mysterious landing to Earth. Adams plays a language expert named Louise Banks, while Renner portrays mathematician Ian Donnelly.

As the official plot synopsis notes, “Mankind teeters on the verge of global war as everyone scrambles for answers – and to find them, Banks and Donnelly will take a chance that could threaten their life, and quite possibly humanity.”

Along with Adams and Renner, Arrival stars Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tiz Ma, and Mark O’Brien. Production costs for the film were around $50 million — for comparison, that steaming pile of garbage known as Independence Day: Resurgence cost $165 million to make.

Speaking to USA Today, Renner described the film as “if you blended a [Stanley] Kubrick and a [Steven] Spielberg movie,” instead of a “big Michael Bay alien movie.” He likened Arrival to films along the lines of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Contact.

Arrival will receive its worldwide premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month before opening worldwide on November 11th.