Writer/director Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element) explains why he was so passionate about bringing Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to life on the screen in a new four-minute behind the scenes video. The ‘See You in Space’ featurette includes storyboards as well as new clips from the sci-fi action film based on the comic book series by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. The cast is led by Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne and includes Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer. EuropaCorp and STXfilms will release Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on July 21, 2017.
The Plot: In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.