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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Teaser Looks Amazing

by Conner Flynn

Having just watched this trailer for Luc Besson’s new sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, all I can say is “wow.” I think that most fans of The Fifth Element and Leon: The Professional director’s latest effort will be blown away by this trailer. It looks insane, packed with incredible visuals, strange creatures, and Besson’s trademark sense of humor.

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (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.

The film is based on a French comic book series written by Pierre Christin with art by Jean-Claude Mézières. Obviously Besson was inspired and it shows. It sure looks like has created something epic, immersive, and awesome, and I’m pumped to see this movie when it arrives next Summer.

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