As it has been teased throughout the last handful of days, a brand new trailer for Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi adventure Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been released. Besson is best known for The Fifth Element, and since the Bruce Willis movie was his last major hit, it seems Besson has gone back to what works best as Valerian draws heavy comparisons the 1997 film.
Valerian, which is based on the long-running french comic Valérian and Laureline, stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as Valerian and Laureline, 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, the partners come into direct conflict with unseen forces that put them in great danger.
I’ll say this, the trailers for Valerian are quite good and very beautiful to look it. There’s no doubt Luc Besson knows how to use visuals to his advantage, but it’s not always style over substance. I’m hoping Valerian will come together as whole, but I’m not too sure it will. The best thing going for it as this moment is how vastly different it is from anything coming out this year, even a film like Guardians of the Galaxy. I’ll say one thing, I love the ambition Besson is showing here. It’s definitely a project that takes a lot of balls to do, and if it’s pulled off, he deserves some major props.
Check out the new trailer below and after doing so, let me know what you think in the comments. Are you into sci-fi? Does the trailer get you excited? 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.