Denis Villeneuve to Helm “Story of Your Life” Adaptation

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The big screen adaptation of Ted Chiang’s short story, “Story of Your Life,” is moving forward. FilmNation Entertainment has hired Denis Villeneuve to direct the project.

The film was first announced in late 2012 using the adapted screenplay written by Eric Heisserer. “Story of Your Life” was originally going to be directed by commercials director Nic Mathieu. Based on Chiang’s award-winning short story, the film takes place after aliens land around the globe and follows a linguist who is recruited by the US government in a race to decipher their intentions on Earth.

“Story of Your Life” will be produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine with FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder. Lava Bear’s David Linde, Tory Metzger, FilmNation’s Glen Basner and Eric Heisserer will executive produce.

At the moment there is no word on who the studio is looking to star in the film or a projected release date.

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