EuropaCorp have recently released their first trailer for Luc Besson's (Léon: The Professional) science fiction epic Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.
French filmmaker Luc Besson has dabbled in action movies in recent years – Taken, Lucy, to name but two high concept disyllabic franchises – but he is now heading back to the colourful science fiction territory of his cult favourite The Fifth Element (1997) with Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.
Based on the French graphic novel series Valérian and Laureline, this idiosyncratic space opera finds the titular 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.
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will arrive in cinemas on 21 July.