Aliens make contact with Amy Adams in the first trailer for "Arrival"

A mysterious spaceship makes first contact with earth in “Arrival.” 

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Aliens make first contact in Denis Villeneuve’s new film, “Arrival” -- and if the first trailer is any indication, things are going to be a bit tense.

Amy Adams stars as Louise Banks, a top-notch linguistics expert tasked with finding a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors, who arrive in giant, black, pod-shaped ships. Alongside Adams, the film also stars Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. 

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“As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers -- and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity,” the synopsis warns. 

Arrival Trailer #1 (2016) - Paramount Pictures by Paramount Pictures on YouTube

“Arrival” will premiere next month at the Venice International Film Festival before hitting theaters on November 11, 2016.