Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!
1.When multiple mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team is put together to investigate, including linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), mathematician Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), and US Army Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker). Mankind 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.
2. An adaptation of Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” had been planned since at least November 2012, involving the production company FilmNation Entertainment.
3. With Paramount announcing that they had acquired North American rights to the film in May 2014, Jeremy Renner joined the film on March 6, 2015 to play a physics professor paired by the government with Adams’ character to help communicate with the aliens.
4. Forest Whitaker signed on to the film in April 2015, with Michael Stuhlbarg joining the cast as CIA Agent Halpern that June.
5. Filming began in mid-June 2015, right after Renner completed the shooting of Captain America: Civil War.
6. Principal photography on the film began on June 7, 2015 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.[
7. A teaser trailer was released in August 2016 followed the next week by the first official trailer.
8. Paramount Pictures released a series of posters to promote the film, with one showing a UFO hovering above Hong Kong’s skyline which included Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower.
9. The inaccuracy angered many Hong Kong social media users.
10. The posters were taken down and a statement was made which attributed the inaccuracy to a third party vendor.
11. Poster designed by BLT Communications.
12. The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2016.
13. The film will also screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.
14. Telluride Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.
15. The film is scheduled to be released on November 11, 2016.
16. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100%, based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10.
18.On Metacritic the film has a score of 78 out of 100 score, based on 12 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
19. Director Denis Villeneuve and the writing team took extensive efforts to ensure the movie’s scientific ideology was accurate. Renowned scientist and tech innovator Stephen Wolfram and his son Christopher Wolfram were consulted to ensure all terminology, graphics and depictions were sound.
20. The film’s composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson, stated he started recording the score before the movie had even started filming, and he and the director like to work on the music as the director’s films are being made.