The final trailer is out for Valerian and The City Of 1,000 Planets and it looks beautiful. The film, from Fifth Element/ The Professional director, Luc Besson is an adaptation of the French graphic novel, ‘Valerian and Laureline’, which I plan on reading, right after I see the movie. To be honest, there’s not a lot that I know about what’s going on in the film, other than it is Luc Besson creating another amazing looking space adventure. With the credentials of Fifth Element behind him, it would be silly not to be excited over this film! Valerian hits theaters on July 21st.
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.
Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all.
Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.