Arrival Writer on Creating One of 2016's Best Films

Director Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival is not only one of the best-reviewed films of the year, but is already being proclaimed as one of the best sci-fi films of the 21st century. Following a group of scientists hired by the military to try and interpret the language of the new aliens that have landed on Earth, it’s the kind of intelligent, tense, and emotional film that has gotten sci-fi fans everywhere buzzing about its quality.
As anyone familiar with Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” (the short story that inspired the film) can attest to, screenwriter Eric Heisserer had his hands full in bringing Arrival to the big screen. Adapting from an already high-concept short story into a feature film is no easy task, though the critical reception and awards hype surrounding it makes it seem like Heisserer’s work more than paid off.
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