Alexandre Desplat had to leave the "Black Star" but has a new home in "the city of a thousand planets".— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) September 20, 2016
Welcome aboard #Valerian maestro! 🎼😊 pic.twitter.com/tZfKcXB7Gs
The director took to Twitter to welcome the composer, dropping what we figure is a not so subtle reference to his previous, albeit temporary gig. And from what we have seen of it so far, including footage screened at this year's San Diego Comic Con, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is shaping up to be a composer's dream in terms of visual material to work from.
Adapted from Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières' beloved comic book series, the story finds Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) as special operatives for the human territories who are part of the force maintaining order in the galaxy. They are dispatched to the enormous city of Alpha, a sprawling, ever evolving city that is home to thousands of species from all parts of the universe. And though it seems to be a peaceful utopia working for the good of all its inhabitants, dark forces are lurking under the surface, and the entire human race might be in danger...
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will be in UK cinemas on 21 July next year.