Paramount Pictures has unleashed the final trailer and new posters for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Arrival, arriving in theaters November 11. This film takes a new approach to the alien invasion genre, showing how the world reacts when a number of massive alien pods start surfacing around a number of the world's major metropolitan areas. The film has gotten rave reviews from hitting the festival circuit this fall, with a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, out of 46 reviews.
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. Paramount Pictures' Arrival will go up against Universal's comedy Almost Christmas, Sony's drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and EuropaCorp's thriller Shut In when it hits theaters November 11.
Jeremy Renner also stars as a theoretical physicist who is trying to determine what the aliens really want. The supporting cast includes Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg and Tzi Ma, with Denis Villeneuve directing from an adapted screenplay by Eric Heisserer (Lights Out). The movie is coming off a minor controversy that caused quite the uproar halfway around the world.
Back in August, Paramount released a series of 12 new posters, which featured the alien pods hovering over a number of iconic locations in a dozen cities around the world. The Hong Kong poster was controversial because the location shown in that image was actually the Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower in Shanghai, China, which lead to the hashtag #HongKongIsNotChina to start trending. The coordinates at the bottom of the poster were also erroneous as well, pointing towards Shanghai and not Hong Kong.
Shawn Levy and Dan Levin produce through their 21 Laps Entertainment company, alongside David Linde and Karen Lunder. Back in 2014, Paramount Pictures paid a then record $20 million for the U.S., Canada and Chinese rights for distribution. The story is based on Ted Chiang's 1998 novella Story Of Your Life, which was the original title of movie when it was entering production last year. This unique and timely story touches on the global community's fear of aliens, as they share information with one another while harboring their own agendas. Take a look at the new trailer and posters for Arrival below, as we get ready for its November 11 release.