Movie-watchers can expect to see a Skyjack scissor lift in the upcoming film Arrival.
In the science fiction about humans' first communication with aliens, a Skyjack rough terrain scissor lift is seen elevating an team that includes characters portrayed by Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
“We really appreciate the opportunity to help bridge the human-alien communication gap with Skyjack's rough terrain scissor lift,” said Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing, Skyjack. “The movie producers were specific on the brand they wanted and we were honored to be part of an award-winning film.”
The SJ7135 RT takes center stage during the first minute of the trailer, where it safely lifts a team including Adams as linguist Louise Bank, Renner as mathematician Ian Donnelly and Whitaker as U.S. Army Colonel Weber. The team's goal is to decipher and communicate with the aliens to ask the key question: “What is your purpose on this planet?”
Skyjack provided a SJ7135 RT for use in the movie and an additional platform for the scenes in green room.
“Even the aliens wouldn't have needed scientists or linguists to decipher how to use or maintain our lifts because Skyjack lifts are simply reliable in any language,” Early said.