‘The Message’: Could This Sci-Fi Film Be The Next ‘Arrival’?

/Film | 6/27/2019 | Ben Pearson
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‘The Message’: Could This Sci-Fi Film Be The Next ‘Arrival’?

In 2016, Denis Villeneuve’s emotional science fiction drama Arrival topped /Film’s collective list of the best films of the year. So you’ll have to forgive us if we seem uncommonly excited about the idea of Arrival producer Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps production company reuniting with FilmNation Entertainment for a new sci-fi movie called The Message, which, like Arrival, is an adaptation of an acclaimed short story. Could this mark the first moment of awareness of /Film’s future favorite movie of 2020 or 2021?

Hollywood - Reporter - Word - Success - Arrival

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that after the Oscar-nominated success of Arrival, 21 Laps and FilmNation are teaming up once again for The Message, which is based on author Ken Liu‘s short story.

The story centers on an archeologist whose job is to investigate and preserve the legacy of extinct civilizations on distant planets and who is reunited with the teenage daughter he never knew he had. As they explore a mysterious ruin with a cryptic message written on it, they discover their own relationship as well as a secret that will forever change their lives.

Liu - Source - Material

I haven’t read Liu’s original source material, but this...
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