Fifth Element and Lucy director Luc Besson’s upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks to be one of the most visually stunning science fiction movies ever…
based on the latest trailer. With a reported budget of almost $200 million, it’s one of the most expensive movies ever made, and it definitely looks like the filmmakers spared no expense.
Adapted from the classic French graphic novel series, Besson has said it’s the movie he’s wanted to make his entire life. The film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. The story is about Valerian (DeHaan) and his partner Laureline (Delevingne) and their intergalactic mission to the city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe.
Not many people in the U.S. will know that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is actually yet another movie adaptation of a hit comic book. This is mainly because Valerian the comic was never a hit in the U.S., although it’s been one of Europe’s best-loved scifi series for nearly 50 years. Besson and his team are reportedly making every effort to bring the pages of the graphic novel to life.
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 outlook, and Valerian will have to race to defeat the unseen forces at work, placing the race in great danger. Rihanna, John Goodman, Clive Owen, Rutger Hauer and Ethan Hawke also co-star.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be in theaters (in 3D and Real3D on July 21st.
Source: 33rd Square