New Sci-Fi Thriller, Story Of Your Life, Has A Great Concept And Fresh Funding

Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool

I love a good sci-fi concept and here’s a new one for us, from Ted Chiang‘s novella, Story of Your Life: A linguist is hired by the US government to decipher the language and therefore figure out the intentions of an alien race that have recently landed on earth.

That is a pretty suspenseful setup and if it goes the way I very much think it might, it could well offer a meaningful statement on our society and need to communicate, to overcome language and cultural barriers.

Deadline are reporting that Filmnation Entertainment and Lava Bear Films are to finance the film adaptation of Story of Your Life. The movie will be directed by comercial director Nic Mathieu and has been scripted by Eric Heisserer.

Heisserer has been tweeting and he is clearly excited about the project.

Filmnation’s Aaron Ryder added:

If you look at Ted Chiang’s powerful source material, how deftly Eric and the team at 21 Laps handled the adaptation, and what Nic’s vision brings to the film, it’s no surprise that there’s been so much competitive interest.

And now, I expect, film geek interest too.

4001_002_COVER-B_LOTAY

4001 A.D. Is A Different Type Of Summer Event

Three Weeks Of Chelsea…Five Thoughts

Ed Brubaker Talks Captain America. Or Not.

FLSMF_DJ.indd

Five Flash Trades To Get You Through The Summer Hiatus

which-disney-channel-original-movie-are-you-472385

100 Disney Channel Original Movies = An Epic Four Day Marathon

hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston For Bond; Miles Morales For Spider-Man Animated Feature — Your Holiday Weekend Rumors

Shaft-Imitation-04-Cov-A-Clark-439a7

Writer’s Commentary – David F. Walker On Shaft: Imitation Of Life #4

image

They’re Burning Copies Of Captain America #1 Now

The Archie Crossover You Never Knew You Wanted Until Now…

Outcast Key logo

Cinemax’s Interactive Outcast Trailer Is Appropriately Creepy