You know what I’d really like to see? A movie about alien contact, but done by a director with some serious chops and dedication to realism in their story-telling. Someone like, say, Denis Villeneuve – the guy behind Sicario and Prisoners.
So they can TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY for Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Synopsis below, trailer above.
When multiple mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team is put together to investigate, including language expert Louise Banks (Amy Adams), mathematician Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), and US Army Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker). Humankind teeters on the verge of global war as everyone scrambles for answers – and to find them, Banks, Donnelly and Weber will take a chance that could threaten their lives, and quite possibly humanity.
Arrival is based on the short story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. The international trailer gives some other insights into the plot, though watching too many trailers may end up spoiling the film itself.