One of the most buzzed-about presentations at San Diego Comic-Con this year was Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the new sci-epic from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson. The footage screened for the crowd in Hall H was absolutely insane, and now audiences who couldn’t make the trek to San Diego can get their first look.
Check out the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets teaser trailer below.
This clip may be short on plot details, but it more than compensates with its commitment to an incredibly unique sci-fi look. Besson definitely knows his way around an action sequence, and this trailer should give fans plenty of reason to be excited about his return to the genre.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens on July 21st, 2017.
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. 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.