We don’t post many trailers as of late, mostly because there are plenty of movie-themed outlets that showcase the latest and greatest hitting cinemas. But when something comes along that really resonates with us, we are obliged to post it. Case in point. Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon) is one of our all-time favorite filmmakers, and any time he has a film set to come out, to us, it’s like a new Star Wars is being released. So, in case you somehow missed this everywhere else on the web, enjoy the first teaser for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
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.
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.
Directed by Luc Besson, the film stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen and John Goodman. Europa is slated to release Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets next Summer on July 21, 2017.