Denis Villeneuve is on fire after 2010’s Incendies followed by Prisoners and Enemy. Now he has Sicario coming later this year with an already impressive cast that includes the likes of Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, and to go with that he’s attached to direct the Untitled Blade Runner Project, but it appears before he heads to the world of Blade Runner he has a project lined up for mid-June with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams set to star.
The film is Story of Your Life, an adaptation of the short story by Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang. The story is set in motion when alien crafts land around the world, and an expert linguist (Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
[amz asin=”1931520720″ size=”small”]As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit. Renner will play a physics professor paired by the government with the linguist to help communicate with the aliens.
The only thing that gives me pause in getting too excited for this project is that it’s written by Eric Heisserer, screenwriter on the recent remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing as well as 2011’s Final Destination 5, which was decent, but those other two are complete dogs. However, Villeneuve isn’t stepping up to direct any one of those three movies, which leads me to believe we have something a little more interesting here… fingers crossed.