Prisoners Helmer Tackles Alien Tale

“Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve has signed on to helm a film adaptation of Ted Chiang’s Nebula-winning 1998 novella “The Story of Your Life” for FilmNation, Lava Bear Films and 21 Laps.

The story begins when alien crafts land around the world and an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine their intentions.

She soon learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the truth behind their visit.

Eric Heisserer adapted the script, while David Linde, Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce. Shooting aims to begin later this year.

Source: Heat Vision