The world has fallen silent. A year after the arrival of an extraterrestrial threat, a few survivors cling on by adhering to a simple rule: don’t make a sound. The aliens hunt using their super-sensitive hearing, and even a whisper could be fatal.
On their remote farm, Lee (John Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) have adapted to this harsh existence, along with their two children – fearful Marcus (Noah Jupe), and teenaged Regan (Millicent Simmonds), whose deafness makes her even more vulnerable.
Haunted by the losses they’ve already faced, the family must prepare for an impending arrival which could bring hope or tragedy.
The Scoop – An eerie, atmospheric sci-fi story which packs an emotional punch
When twelve silent, monolithic alien spaceships touch down at twelve locations across the planet, humanity is thrown into chaos. Nobody knows what the aliens want, and whether they are dangerous. In Montana, linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is brought in, along with physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), to try and find a way of talking to these extraterrestrial visitors.
Working against the clock, under the suspicious eye of the FBI and of Army Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker), Louise and Ian must decipher the strange symbols which the aliens use to communicate. As the tension mounts and global war threatens, Louise finds that her immersion in this new language is changing her in unexpected ways.