Amy Adams speaks alien in first official trailer and 12 new posters for Arrival

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Aug 16, 2016, 11:21 AM EDT

Paramount Pictures has dropped the first official trailer and 12 posters (for each of the 12 UFOs called "Shells" that have landed across the Earth) for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming alien movie, Arrival.

Starring Amy Adams (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) in the role of an expert linguist who has to find a way to communicate with some new arrivals from another world, and Jeremy Renner (Captain America: Civil War) as a physicist, the movie is based on the novella Story of Your Life, penned by Ted Chiang.

Directed by Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) from a script by Eric Heisserer (2011’s The Thing), Arrival also stars Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Michael Stuhlbarg (Men in Black 3).

While the first teaser released last week shied away from showing us what the aliens looked like (if that's indeed their form), the first full-length trailer gives us a peek at the space visitors’ intriguing appearance. Let’s just say, we’re not looking at E.T. or those aliens from Close Encouters of the Third Kind. Have a look:

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When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is 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.

Arrival is set to open on Nov. 11, but the sci-fi film will have its premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 2.

(via Collider)