__ From Close Encounters (1977) The Mothership has arrived at Devils Tower, Wyoming. Communication has begun,but the visitors have some surprises up their sleeves. Roy gets chosen to ride with the extra terrestrials into space,and an alien visitor comes out to meet humanity one on one. --- Close Encounters was a long-cherished project for Spielberg. In late 1973, he developed a deal with Columbia Pictures for a science fiction film. Though Spielberg receives sole credit for the script, he was assisted by Paul Schrader, John Hill, David Giler, Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, and Jerry Belson, all of whom contributed to the screenplay in varying degrees.