So I might’ve just peed myself a little. I’ve been a huge fan of Luc Besson, ever since THE PROFESSIONAL (or LEON if you prefer). Though LUCY was a little bit of a miss for me, when news of VALERIAN broke, SO EXCITED!!!
I wasn’t able to get into the panel at Comic-Con, so I have definitely been awaiting footage from this movie. And now that it’s here, let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint!
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.
Definitely this is the Luc Besson I love, and I cannot wait for this! VALERIAN AND THE OF A THOUSAND PLANETS opens July next year! Excited? Yea you are!