Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for The Fourth Kind. No, this is not a sequel to Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of a Third Kind (lets hope that never happens) This sci-fi thriller is directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi and starring Milla Jovovich as a psychologist who “unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.” The most interesting thing about this film is that it is a “fact-based thriller” based on an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen a large number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years. The trailer even makes mention of this, using Jovovich as herself to explain that the film is a “reenactment.”
“A UFO sighting is referred to as an encounter of the first kind…When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind…Contact with extraterrestrials, is an encounter of the third kind… The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document… Until now.”
Check out the trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks to Sci-Fi for premiering the trailer.
In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document…until now.Structured unlike any film before it, The Fourth Kind is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where—mysteriously since the 1960s—a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.
The Fourth Kind hits theaters on November 6th 2009.