First ‘Valerian’ Trailer: Luc Besson’s Fascinating Sci-Fi Adventure

Europa has released the first trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the upcoming sci-fi film from Luc Besson, director of The Fifth Element and Lucy. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as Valerian and Laureling, special operatives  for the government of the human territories charged with keeping order thought the universe. After being tasked with a mission to the intergalactic city of Alpha from their Commander, played by Clive Owen, the partners come into direct conflict with unseen forces that put them in great danger.

It’s clear that this film comes from the mind of Besson, as it plays very close to the setting, tone, and vibe of The Fifth Element. In fact, if Valerian is able to capture the weird energy of The Fifth Element, it could end up being a very fun and adventurous film for a lot of people. As for the trailer itself, it’s very much a teaser as no real story points are revealed. But what we do get is an abundance of exceptional visuals and a ton of deep space creativity that will not doubt get audiences excited to step into the world of Valerian.

Check out the new trailer below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Have you read the graphic novel? How interested are you in seeing more? What did you think of the trailer and its visuals? Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters on July 21st, 2017 and stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, and John Goodman.

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.

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