Luc Besson’s latest foray into sci-fi premieres this summer. Starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on the popular French graphic novel series, which I have never heard of until now. Which is weird because I am a nerd. Take that for what you will. Clive Owen, who should be in more things, shows up in this film, as well as pop star Rihanna. That’s enough reason to see this film.
Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets hits theaters on July 21st, 2017.
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.
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.