Arrival is not what you might think at first glance. It isn’t really about Earth’s first encounter with aliens, but with something more personal. Listen to Eric Heisserer, screenwriter of Arrival, talk about his process adapting Ted Chiang’s short story for the screen.
Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer. It is based on the 1998 short story „Story of Your Life“ by Ted Chiang and stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. The film follows a linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to discover how to communicate with aliens who have arrived on Earth, before tensions lead to war.