Acclaimed French filmmaker, Luc Besson is making his return to the Sci-Fi genre with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The director hasn’t weaved his magic in the genre realm for quite a while, so it’s interesting to see what he will do with the source material of this story based on the classic graphic novel series.
Rooted in the series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga. The story revolves around Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) who 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.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is currently in production