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Before Denis Villeneuve's (Prisoners, Sicario) highly anticipated Blade Runner 2 hits theaters next year, he's treating us to a smaller science fiction thriller lead my Amy Adams (Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice) and Jeremy Renner (Captain America: Civil War). Check out the first trailer:

Arrival comes to us from Paramount Pictures and critically acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve, who has rightfully become one of the most anticipated filmmakers in recent years. His 2013 thriller Prisoners was one of my favorite films that year and I had a great time with Sicario last year, so I'm always eager to see what he has coming out next.

Amy Adams stars as an expert linguist who is hired by the US government when large extraterrestrial ships arrives to earth. Along with a physicist played by Jeremy Renner, Adams's character is tasked with investigating and communicating with this mysterious race of aliens. Here's the official synopsis:

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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When I first saw the trailer, I had no idea that this was even a Villeneuve film. I've been so excited for Blade Runner 2 that I completely forgot about this film. But seeing the short trailer, and hearing this premise, I'm incredibly excited to see what Villeneuve is going to do with this story, because you know it is going to be a thrilling experience. Personally, I love a good character-driven sci-fi tale, they offer something different and deeper than the more frequent, large scale shoot 'em ups.

There's a great sense of tension and hesitation about approaching the alien spacecraft. And the idea that the fate of the world is resting on the first conversation between a human linguist and an alien race is fascinating. Arrival is released on November 11th.

Let's hope Amy Adams and her team can save the planet before aliens destroy Earth, which has happened countless times in movies:

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