SDCC‘s Hall H is well-known for being THE place for all the big budget movie to show off what they’ve been working on. This year, a Sci-Fi movie that’s started to pick up some buzz is joining the ranks of the elite, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
The film is helmed by Luc Besson, legendary director behind The Fifth Element and The Professional. It stars Suicide Squad‘s Cara Develigne, The Amazing Spider-man‘s Dane DeHaan, and Clive Owen.
Fans attending SDCC will be able to check out a sneak peek of the film, Thursday July 21, 2016! If you’re unable to be there, our team will be on the floor and in the Hall to give us all the exciting details!
For those of you unfamiliar with the synopsis, here it is below:
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. 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.
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