If you loved Fifth Element, and who didn’t, then prepare yourself for Luc Besson’s newest film. Valerian is based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In fact the comic book series it self was inspiring for The Fifth Element according to Luc Besson. This newest teaser continued to give us eye candy porn. However, it finally gave us the plot of the film and we are ready to see it. The visuals alone are a signature mark of Besson’s. And everything about this film just brings back all the vibes and joy I got from The Fifth Element, so I am all in. How about you?
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
In Theaters July 21, 2017
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Screenplay by Gaby Chiappe. Based on the novel by Lissa Evans
Producers: Luc Besson and Virginie Besson-Silla