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 by Commander Filitt (Clive Owen) to head 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.
With Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Rihanna (Battleship), Herbie Hancock (Hitters) and John Goodman (Argo) also aboard, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets promises to be his Besson's largest film yet.
The movie will be with us on 21 July next year.