Here’s the scoop on the film via Deadline:
Based on the classic French comic series Valérian and Laureline by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières that debuted in 1967, the film stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian and and Cara Delevingne as Laureline. The duo, a pair of 28th century government agents tasked with maintaining peace and order throughout the universe, embark on a mission to the city of Alpha, an enormous metropolis housing of thousands of different species from all over 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.
Written and directed by Besson, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand is due in theaters July 21 and also stars Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, and Kris Wu. And PS: It’s worth noting that Valérian and Laurelinewas a huge influence on Besson, who has considered the series his favorite work since he was 10. Besson would go on to hire Mézières as a concept designer for The Fifth Element, a film that owes more than just an aesthetic to the comic.
Watch the trailer below.
I will be on time for this fantasticness!