Europa Corp is bringing its sci-fi adventure film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. The film’s based on the graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières and was adapted for the screen and directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element). The cast includes Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, and Kris Wu, with EuropaCorp targeting a July 21, 2017 theatrical release date.
The Valerian Comic Con panel will take place on Thursday, July 21 from 1-2pm PT in Hall H. Luc Besson, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and producer Virginie Besson-Silla are expected to make the trip to San Diego for the film’s panel.
The Plot: 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.