Those who attended STX’s presentation at CinemaCon were blown away by the trailer for Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and now the rest of the world can see what all the fuss is about.
The preview, released Wednesday morning, shows Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as Valerian and Laureline, a pair of intergalactic agents who have been assigned to protect Alpha, a harmonious metropolis where hundreds upon hundreds of alien civilizations have gathered to share their knowledge and culture. Now a mysterious force threatens to destroy it all, and the pair have just ten hours to stop it.
The film is based on “Valerian and Laureline,” the long-running French comic book series by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mezieres that began in 1967. (Mezieres also served as conceptual designer on Besson’s “The Fifth Element.) The cast also includes Rihanna, John Goodman, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” arrives in theaters July 21. Check out the new trailer above.