Arrival is a 2016 mystery-drama science-fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, written by Eric Heisserer, based on Ted Chiang's short story Story of Your Life, and produced by Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, and Aaron Ryder.


Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.