The first trailer for Luc Besson's latest sci-fi adventure film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been released.
Starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, Valerian is based on the classic French sci-fi comic book series Valérian et Laureline, about a pair of special operatives who adventure across space and time on daring missions for the human government. The film also stars Clive Owen as the pair's commander, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, and Rihanna (glimpsed in the trailer above pulling some kind of Lucy-style hair and clothing transformation).
Luc Besson is directing. As noted last month, this seems to be him picking up where he left off after Fifth Element, at least conceptually, adapting the unique aesthetics of the sci-fi bandes dessinées and splashing them wildly across the big screen. The trailer above gives a pretty good sense of that.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the 21st of July, 2017.