Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Gets Another Gorgeous Trailer

The first trailer we got for Valerian, was all about setting the tone and establishing the trippy new world Luc Besson was creating.  Today’s trailer brings even more of that glorious world-building into focus, while also giving up more details on the story.  



If I’m being entirely honest, I was sold on this movie from the first trailer.  This second one is just icing on the cake…one gorgeous, amazing looking cake.  Seriously, the visuals alone (a combination of practical and VFX) are a treat for the eye and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.  If Besson can bring the sci-fi magic back (like he did with Fifth Element) then we’re all in for a treat.  What do you think? 

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

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.

Valerian hits theaters on July 21, 2017.