First Trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian is a Visual Stunner

The Fifth Element remains one of my all time favorite science fiction films.  Despite it’s age, the visual styel has held up incredibly well, bolstered by fun characters and an engaging story.  As such, I’ve been looking forward to Luc Besson’s (the director) return to the galactic genre with Valerian and the City of a Thousands Planets.  While we’ve seen some pretty swanky looking images from the film, today’s trailer shows just how wild an experience it’s going to be. 

While there’s not a lot of information in the trailer on the overall plot, there’s plenty of atmosphere and gorgeous visuals to go around.  Seriously, this movie looks stunning.  Now we just have to hope the story and characters come together well enough to match the style on display.  I’m pretty stoked by this trailer, what about you guys? 

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. 

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.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters on July 21, 2017