Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired the bulk of international territories to the Amy Adams sci-fi Story Of Your Life.

FilmNation, which last week closed with WME Global a $20m deal with Paramount for North America and China, licensed the rights.

Of the territories Sony did not pick up, eOne will distribute in the UK, Village Roadshow in Australia, Reliance in India.

Further deals closed in Israel (Shani Films) and the Middle East, Greece and Turkey (Italia).

Denis Villeneuve will direct the story of a linguist summoned to communicate with alien visitors.

FilmNation produces with Lava Bear and 21 Laps. The SPWA deal closed on Friday night in Cannes.