eOne has released the first international trailer for VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, the highly anticipated new film from Luc Besson. Starring Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke and Rihanna, it is due out in the US on 21 July 2017, with the Australian date yet to be scheduled.
The film is an adaptation of the French comic Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières, which Besson will write and direct. The film’s title is similar to the second volume in the Valérian and Laureline series, The Empire of a Thousand Planets. Valérian and Laureline was first created in 1967 in Pilote magazine, and ran through until 2010. The sci-fi comic’s influence has been seen most directly in the original Star Wars series, as illustrated in our original post on the film’s production. The synopsis for the film and the teaser trailer/image follows:
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevinge) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner – 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.