Fun fact: six 2013 releases were voted into the current IMDB Top 250. The sixth movie on that list is Prisoners, which I must admit surprised me. The movie earned a modest $122 million worldwide and landed just one Oscar nomination for legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, but connected with a passionate audience. Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve already has another movie with Jake Gyllenhaal, Enemy, set for a March 14 release, but Villeneuve had no trouble lining up the next project.
Heat Vision reports Villeneuve signed on to direct an adaptation of Ted Chiang Nebula-winning short story The Story of Your Life. Eric Heisserer (The Thing) penned the script about an expert linguist recruited by the military to determine whether alien invaders come in peace : “As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.” Production is tentatively scheduled for later this year.