Luc Besson‘s adaptation of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been kept tightly under wraps… until now.
The filmmaker has posted a series of behind the scenes images on his Facebook page.
The sci-fi adaptation of a long-running French graphic novel series stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen. Delevingne’s and DeHaan’s characters are on a mission on behalf of the government in an intergalactic city. But they are opposed by unseen forces and find themselves — and humanity — in grave danger.
View the photos and an in-depth synopsis below.
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 is set to hit theaters on July 21, 2o17.SuperFable