Ahead of the 2017 release of science fiction epic VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen Lionsgate UK has released the first look images.
Luc Besson (The Fifth Element & Leon) based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series “Valerian and Laureline” created by artist Jean-Claude Mézières and writer Pierre Christin.
Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu also star in the film.
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.
“VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS” is scheduled to be released in the UK in 2017.