Luc Besson’s newest science fiction thriller is almost here and the first teaser trailer is here! Valerian isn’t quite The Fifth Element but it looks quite good based on this first peek which you can see above.
Valerian stars Dane DeHaan as the titular hero Valerian alongside Cara DeLevingne as Laureline. The duo 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, 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 is based on a comic book series which involves time travel. Currently we can’t tell if they are incorporating any of the time travel elements from the comic into the movie. The teaser trailer doesn’t mention it and the plot details are scarce enough that we can’t tell. However, the tag line for the movie does imply that our heroes could do more than we know. It says, “A universe without boundaries needs heroes with no limits.” So who knows, we need more information!
It is also interesting to note that the full title of the movie is/was Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, but as of lately the marketing has only been Valerian.
Valerian is due out in July of 2017.