Now is certainly the time for sci-fi movies. We’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek reboots and Star Wars sequels blast onto cinema screens. Things don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, with yet more Star Wars follow-ups, Ghost in the Shell and Passengers all arriving soon. In addition to this, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan are starring in a new film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, from Fifth Element director Luc Besson. Based on the ahead-of-its-time French comic book, Valérian and Laureline, from 1967. You can see the new trailer below. It looks stunning.
As Collider point out, the new Valerian film does carry a similar feel to that of Guardians of the Galaxy. For a start, we have the Beatles’ ‘Because.’ playing in the background. There are also similarities in the overall design. However, Luc Besson takes this project further, with his wonderful and weird visuals making this film look incredible.
Delevingne and co-star DeHaan play Laureline and Valerian, special operatives for the government of human territories who maintain order throughout the universe. Taken from Collider:
“Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner (Delevingne) – blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.
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.”
The production have also released some images from the set to get us excited:
Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke and others also star in Valerian, due out in cinemas July 2017.