This summer, director Luc Besson and stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne descended upon San Diego Comic-Con to unveil the first footage from their sci-fi thriller Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The footage wasn't made available to the public thereafter, but Luc Besson revealed last month that the full trailer would arrive sometime in November. True to his word, the filmmaker has unveiled the first trailer today.
Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller follows special operatives Valerian and Laureline, who embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis made up of thousands of species from all corners of the universe. Alpha's 17 million inhabitants have converged over time, uniting their talents, technology, and resources for the betterment of all. But not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; unseen forces are at work, placing their race in great danger.
Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) 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.
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. Luc Besson revealed last month that he first thought about making Valerian after contacting Valerian comic co-creator Jean-Claude Mézières to work on The Fifth Element. Luc Besson added that he was a huge fan of the comics, having read them since he was 10 years old.
The supporting cast of this sci-fi thriller includes Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, John Goodman, Yifan Wu and Herbie Hancock. Luc Besson directs from his own adapted screenplay, based on the graphic novel series created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. This upcoming adventure hits theaters on July 21, 2017, going up against director Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and Universal's comedy Girls Trip, starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall. Take a look at the first trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.