VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Presents A Boundless New Trailer For The Loyal Besson Crowd

French producer and filmmaker Luc Besson has always had an appreciation for sci-fi. It showed in the 1997 futuristic actioner, The Fifth Element which contained some of the wackiest and far-out set pieces ever seen, albeit befitting of 90's cinemafare. Fast forward up to 20 years later by then when it'll surely show once more by next year's release of Besson's latest intergalactic endeavor, Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets.

Taking its cues from the 1971 installment of Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières's 22-part French comic series, Valérian and Laureline, the film was announced four years ago, whereupon Besson was already plotting his forthcoming success with the 2014 mind-bending action science allegory, Lucy. Within that period and thereafter and one year, 6000 storyboard drawings and up to 2734 VFX and 100 natural shots later, the promotional campaign has now finally segued onward with its first official trailer.

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. 
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.
Looking more like a love letter to Besson's fanbase, this one comes with a terrific cast that includes Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. This topped with either or more of these characters in human or alien form and laden with in-depth visuals and lensing that immerse you from one death-defying moment to the next, Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets certainly looks ready to tackle outperforming Lucy, and in rewarding fashion.

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  1. I am really looking forward to this.

  2. Uhm....Jupiter Ascending 2 sounds like a better title.


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