The sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” released a final-trailer ahead of the film’s release in theaters this summer. The film is from director Luc Besson, the same director that brought fans “The Professional,” “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy”. The film is based on the popular comic book series, and will release this July.
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.
This will be the final trailer released for the film before the big-premiere on July 21, 2017. There have been quite a few trailers and promotional videos released up until this point, but fans will just have to wait out the last few weeks to see more of the project. The film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, and features Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer. The screenplay was also written by Luc Besson, the film is based on the comic book series “Valerian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, which was published by Dargaud.
The film will have a crowded summer box-office to battle after it releases. “Valerian” is opening against “Dunkirk,” and will have to compete against “Atomic Blonde” the following week. “War for the Planet of the Apes” is set to open one-week before “Valerian” hits theaters, and STX will just have to hope that the long-standing Ape franchise doesn’t rule the box-office two-weeks in a row.