Last week, director Luc Besson teased the newest trailer for his upcoming film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and it did not disappoint! The trailer dropped earlier this morning; its visuals evoke Besson’s classic sci-fi movie The Fifth Element before sending viewers into a world that’s even more alien and bizarre than we saw in the 1997 film.
The latest footage is light on story details, but it does introduce Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), a pair of interstellar operatives charged with keeping the peace in the universe. Their latest assignment has taken them to the sprawling alien metropolis known as Alpha, a city that features 17 million humans and aliens from across the galaxy. Alpha may be the ultimate symbol of peace and unity in the universe, but someone is attempting to destroy what’s been built there. That’s where Valerian and Laureline come in.
As alluded to by the trailer, this movie is based on the French comic Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. The Valérian and Laureline comic was first released in 1967, and it has influenced several sci-fi projects that came after it, including the Star Wars films. Now, Besson’s movie has the chance to carve out its own legacy on the big screen.
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