A passion project for Luc Besson, there’s no denying that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a pretty ambitious project from the French director. Feeling like The Fifth Element made with todays budget, this is definitely a Summer movie: big, bold, and stuffed to the gills with impressive special effects (apparently Besson has said there is 2,734 shots in the movie). A new trailer has come our, giving us another look at the vibrant world created for this movie, and no matter how the story plays, this sic-fi adventure is going to look spectacular.
Released: July 21st
Synopsis: 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.