A band of tentacle-covered aliens land in giant, egg-like pods at various locations around the world, and the military tasks linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) with getting to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding their mysterious appearance; That’s the plot of Denis Villeneuve’s aptly-titled sci-fi drama Arrival, which debuted its final trailer on Thursday.
In the minute-long preview, Banks voices disbelief as she ascends into the extraterrestrial crafts. “Am I the only one having trouble seeing aliens?” she asks. Later, Banks comes face-to-face with the otherworldly creatures, placing her hand on a pane of glass as an octopus-like feeler pushes itself against the other side. “Now that’s a proper introduction” she responds.
The film, Villeneuve’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated Sicario, is based on Ted Chiang’s The Story of Your Life, and features a supporting cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Tzi Ma.
Arrival had its world premiere earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival, where it received glowing reviews from critics, before screening at similar events in Toronto and Telluride.
Paramount will release Arrival to theaters nationwide on Nov. 11. Watch the new trailer for the film above.