The French comic Valerian and Laureline gets a live-action adaptation from the visionary mind of Luc Besson.
Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne star as the duo of space heroes in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Valerian and Laureline 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.
Clive Owen, Rihanna, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, and Herbie Hancock co-star in the film, which was written and directed by Besson.
The film is set for a July 2017 release date by EuropaCorp.