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Denis Villeneuve Finds The Story Of Your Life
Prisoners director adapting sci-fi story

17 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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His tense kidnap thriller Prisoners might not have been shown all that much love by awards committees, but Denis Villeneuve won’t be wanting for job offers. He’s just signed on to direct the film adaptation of Ted Chiang’s short story The Story Of Your Life.

Eric Heisserer, who wrote the Thing reboot and Final Destination 5, has penned the script for the film, which expands upon Chiang’s 2000 Nebula novella winner. The story involves aliens landing on Earth, and Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist employed by the US Government, must race to discover their intentions.

Further investigation reveals that Dr. Banks learns to think as the aliens do, by learning their language, developing the ability to "chrono-synclastically" perceive time from the outside. In a nutshell, she's able to "remember" the future, which has implications, since she can see the ultimate fate of her currently unborn daughter.

While Nic Mathiueu was originally attached to the film, Villeneuve is the man in the big chair now. The producers – including Shawn Levy – are hoping to have the high-concept film shot later this year. Villeneuve, meanwhile, followed Prisoners with his next film, Enemy, which reunites him with Jake Gyllenhaal. It should be out sometime this year, but doesn’t have a solid UK date yet.


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One of the best short stories I've ever read. Hope the script lives up to it (its been on the Blacklist for aaaaages, so who knows?) More

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