49 years ago yesterday, the very first “Valerian” comic book was published. Today, EuropaCorp has debuted the very first trailer for the film adaptation, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, helmed by The Fifth Element and Lucy director, Luc Besson.
In this 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. 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.
Joining Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen in the film are Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, and Kris Wu.
Watch the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets teaser trailer below and look for the film when it hits theaters July 21, 2017.