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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Val?rian et la Cit? des mille plan?tes in French) is an upcoming 2017 English-language French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Val?rian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude M?zi?res. It stars Dane DeHaan as Val?rian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline. The film is scheduled for release on 21 July 2017 worldwide and on 26 July in France

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.


  • etherial_fistetherial_fist PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Everything We Know About 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets'
    November 10, 2016 at 03:01AM

    Director Luc Besson premiered the first footage of his upcoming film [#]Valerian[/#] And The City of a Thousand Planets at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 this weekend, and audiences went wild over it. Based on the 1970's French comic book Val?rian and Laureline, the movie follows a pair of agents tasked with traveling through both time and space to maintain order in the human territories of the future.

    Audiences who were there to view the footage passionately responded with a standing ovation, signaling that Valerian may just be the next great sci-fi hit.

    For hardcore sci-fi fans, the space-opera could be a dream come true. Over 200 hundred species are shown throughout the film, and comics often dealt trippy paradoxes caused by time travel. And Besson has stressed that the humanity of Valerian will draw in even the most skeptical moviegoers.


    The film's lead actors are coming from major comic book films, while the director -- Luc Besson -- is behind one of the best sci-fi films ever made -- The Fifth Element. According to the lucky few who saw Besson's SDCC footage, Valerian was The Fifth Element and Star Wars on steroids in a controlled environment. The footage was fun, spectacular, and left you wanting more. So, where do I sign up?

    What Is 'Valerian' All About?

    Set in the the 28th century (think 2750 or so), Valerian explores travel though space and time, and how the ability to do so has changed not only Earth but every universe in existence. Humanity has had to evolve with such abilities being adapted to everyday life. And with new species and universes being just a time or space jump away, new dangers are closer than ever before.

    The main character, named Valerian of course, is a time-traveling space agent tasked by Earth's government to monitor any anomalies or problems throughout space and time within the human territories. He and his partner, Laureline, work together to keep everything in line, even though they have vastly different personalities. Think of them as the dysfunctional undercover unit of the FBI, but for time travel.


    Valerian is a guy who follows the rules and gets the job done ? even when morally convicted. Meanwhile, his partner Laureline is cunning and always one step ahead of her partner, or anyone else for that matter. Together they work to prevent rogue time travelers from creating temporal paradoxes throughout time. The crime fighting duo definitely have more than a "professional" relationship, but Laureline is a smart woman who can separate the personal and the professional.

    The Cast: Who's Our Valerian and Laureline?

    The upcoming film is lead by the perfect pair. Actor Dane DeHaan, best known for roles in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Place Beyond The Pines, takes on the role of Valerian while Laureline is being played by Cara Delevigne, who you will see in the upcoming Suicide Squad. Both actors are well-versed in sci-fi, and spent six months in Paris filming Valerian.


    DeHaan said that filming Valerian has been the most challenging yet for him physically, even with cooling systems built inside the plastic space-traveling jumpsuits the actors wore. As a fan, DeHaan also suggested the importance of people reading the comics before the film and understanding where it all started:

    "There's a great history of it in being the original space opera which things like 'Star Wars' obviously took from, so in a lot of ways it's the original but also we're the new kids on the block who people haven't heard of but should have. I think it's important to read the comics."

    Valerian also has an impressive supporting cast. We know that Clive Owen is playing Commander Ar?n Filitt, Valerian and Laureline's commander, with Sam Spruell cast as General Okto Bar. The film also includes unknown roles for the likes of John Goodman, Rutger Hauer and jazz legend Herbie Hancock among more. We also know that music superstar Rihanna plays an Alien stripper of sorts, with Besson himself said he hired her for her acting talents, not her musical fame.

    What The Comic-Con Footage Showed

    While the Valerian Comic-Con footage has yet to hit the web, reports on what was shown make it sound insanely cool. The footage featured hundreds of aliens, intricately designed metal space suits, multiple dimensions, and plenty of comical banter between Valerian and Laureline. All in all, those in attendance wanted more!

    In one scene, Laureline was escorted by two aliens who appeared to be detaining her. Being the smart-minded and smart-mouthed woman she is, she decided to banter with them a little before she kicked their *****.

    ?I don?t want to tell you guys how to do your jobs?but don?t you think you should cuff me? First because it?s practical, but also because I?m very tempted to escape,? she said before engaging in said ***** kicking.

    Another scene revealed a cameo from actor Ethan Hawke. Sci-fi fans Hawke also starred in one of the most highly regarded sci-fi films to date, Gattaca, so it's fitting to see him in what looks to be another epic sci-fi adventure. He lures Valerian to the moment he meets Rihanna's character.

    The footage also showed off the film's impressive production design and special effects with a montage jumping through dimensions. According to viewers, the visuals were some of the best in recent sci-fi film-making. Wired's Peter Rubin recounted the last moments of the footage by saying:

    "There are industrial chambers, conduits that look like they?re filled with molecular models, and one jungle environment that Valerian hop-skips across like a third-person platformer videogame."

    The takeaway is that if just this 7 minutes of the film inspired the passionate reaction it did, the full-length film is going to take us on a ride we have yet to take in theaters before.

    How True Will The Movie Be To The Source Material?

    Director Luc Besson told SDCC audiences he has been wanting to make this film since he was 10 years old. He loved the comics so much, that at 55 years old, he finally decided to make the film. So, it's safe to assume this will be pretty faithful to the source material. The original comics displayed a variety of plots following Valerian and Laureline in their travels, so they provide an array of directions for the film, making it exciting to see which one it takes. As a fan of Luc Bessons, I admit I am being optimistic, but hey, early buzz proves the film's potential for greatness.

    From what we know, it sounds like we will be thrust into the world of Valerian and Laureline, ditching the standard origin story and going straight for the action. The relationship between the two seems strong, which is consistent with the comics. Thankfully, producers aren't straying too far from the source on that one.


    Another great piece of info is the film is set in the same universe and time as the comics, even though we are eerily closer to the time of this futuristic world than we were when the comics were written in the 70's. How deep they will go into time travel and temporal space paradoxes remains unseen, but the SDCC footage confirms that we will see various dimensions and tons of aliens, which will definitely please fans.

    Besson told his SDCC audience that when he made The Fifth Element nearly 20 years ago, computer graphics were pretty lame. But now, they have made it possible to make Valerian in the caliber it deserves. He also remarked on his reputation for strong and impressive female heroines and how, in the beginning of his career, he was very alone is his ideas:

    ?Twenty years ago ago, I was weird. Twenty years later, the world got as weird as me.?

    Besson's The Professional launched Natalie Portman's career, and his character Leeloo in The Fifth Element has been revered by fans for decades. According to Delevigne, Laureline follows in the footsteps of those unforgettable female characters. We definitely won't complain about another great female character entering the world of science fiction.

    Does 'Valerian' Represent A New Generation Of Sci-Fi?

    Like many, I'm freaking out over the recent resurrection of the Star Wars franchise, but man am I excited for the new blood in town. Valerian has positioned itself to launch the new generation of sci-fi, and give the genre a much needed shake-up. The Valerian comics helped inspire sci-fi hits like the Star Wars films and Avatar, and because of that some might assume the Valerian movie will have trouble coming across as unique. But that definitely doesn't seem to be the case.


    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets exists in its own world, and merely inspired the creation of others. The story's connection to Star Wars and Avatar doesn't determine its quality or validity. Remove that connection, and you're left with a groundbreaking sci-fi saga that can stand on its own legs just fine. Among a sea of remakes and recycled storylines, Valerian should stand as a 100 percent original work.

    The standing ovation the Valerian footage received should not be taken lightly, especially because standing ovations are not an SDCC norm. Trust me, I was in Hall H when Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice was announced 3 years ago, and there wasn't much of a standing ovation for that. So if you were to ask me if I think this movie is going to be good? I'd tell you yes. Then I'd tell you to pick up the comic, and get ready for the time of your life when Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets crash lands in 2017, because it's going to be a game-changer.

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  • silverwhizsilverwhiz Tokyo Olympics 2021 Tennis FL Winner 🥇

    Promising trailer.
  • cannycaninecannycanine Volleyball Vanguard
    :hmm: looks promising
  • kinkyleekinkylee PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    This movie will flop at the box office just like Jupiter Ascending.
  • sophionsophion PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    the trailer for this looks much more interesting than jupiter ascending
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    via press release

    “Valerian” also known as “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is the visually captivating new movie from renowned film maker Luc Besson the legendary director of “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy” starring Cara Delevingne and Dane Dehaan as the unlikely duo tasked to protect the galaxy.

    Set in the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHann) and Laureline (Cara Delavigne) are special operatives charged by the Minister of Defense with keeping order throughout the human territories. They are tasked with protecting the intergalactic planet Alpha who after years of prosperity is attacked by an unknown threat.

    The movie is based on the groundbreaking French science fiction comic novels "Valerian and Laureline" written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. It was first published in 1967 and has since inspired a generation of writers, artists and film makers.

    The film stars, Dane DeHann, Cara Delavigne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawk and Rihanna. It is also written and produced by Luc Besson.

    Valerian” opens July 21 in cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    via press release

    At the heels of global epic adventure hits “Avatar” and “Star Wars” comes Luc Besson’s spectacular high-speed adventure film “Valerian” based on the acclaimed bestselling graphic-novel series “Valerian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, first published in 1967. Powered by the imagination of Besson, “Valerian” takes audiences on an unforgettable intergalactic adventure.

    Taking on the title role as “Valerian” is talented and acclaimed actor Dane Dehaan starring alongside model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne as Laureline. “Valerian” is set in the not-so-distant future, 28th century where we see the lead characters Valerian and Laureline working together with a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense (Oscar and Grammy-award winning composer Herbie Hancock), the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha — an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with one another.

    There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force that threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

    Starring alongside DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “Chronicle”) and Delevingne (“Suicide Squad”, “Paper Towns”) is an accomplished troupe of performers and newcomers to the big screen led by Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer. In a stunning performance, global pop icon Rihanna (who’s also in the upcoming “Ocean’s Eight”) makes her debut in the fantasy film genre.

    As Valerian and Laureline plot their course through this visually stunning, intergalactic space adventure, they must navigate landmines of flying car chases, shootouts with criminals of the alien underworld, narrow escapes from deadly creatures, and space battles unlike anything ever seen on the big screen.

    Long before Luc Besson became one of the world’s foremost action auteurs — writing, producing and directing a string of iconic hits such as “Taken”, “Transporter”, “La Femme Nikita”and “Taxi”— he was a young boy transfixed by a comic-book series called “Valerian and Laureline.” Constrained by the relatively primitive visual effects technology available in the 1990s, Besson knew it would be some time before he was able to create the wondrous “Valerian and Laureline” universe he knew the source material deserved. It would take a seismic jolt and a huge evolutionary leap forward in visual effects to enable the filmmaker to bring “Valerian and Laureline” to life.

    After James Cameron invited Besson to the set of his space epic, Avatar, the French director made up his mind. “When Avatar arrived, it made everything seem possible. I remember thinking, ‘One day I will come back to sci-fi with these new tools, where the only limit is your imagination. That’s when I decided to make Valerian.”

    With more than $ 200 million in production cost, “Valerian” poises to be “Avatar-esque” in terms of the visually stunning effects and vistas as entertainment news site The Wrap considers Valerian as the greatest visual experience seen since Avatar.

    “Valerian” opens July 21 in cinemas from Pioneer Films. For more updates, check Facebook page Viewers’ Choice Philippines
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    via press release


    Model turned actress Cara Delevingne stars in the latest action adventure movie “Valerian”, a spectacular visual and epic event set in a universe beyond imagination, the main events of the movie begin in the year 2740.

    Classic and familiar, yet wildly exotic and exciting, this epic adventure follows Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan), a roguish government operative and a rising star in the human army. He is an extraordinary warrior with a sixth sense for tactics, and is widely known for his bravery. Accompanying Valerian on his journeys through space is his intrepid partner, Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne), whose innate intelligence is matched only by her steely determination, fierce independence and impressive displays of strength. As driven and focused as she is in her career, Laureline is more old-fashioned and simplistic in her personal life — she wants to fall in love, get married and have a family. In addition to being an excellent space agent, of course.

    When Laureline is abducted by the twisted Emperor Boulan Bathor III, Valerian must venture into the red-light district known as Pleasure Alley in search of information and uneasy allies. There, he encounters Jolly the Pimp (Hawke) and Bubble (Rihanna), a shape-shifting performer whose unique talents come in handy as she assists Valerian in a daring rescue of Laureline. Enduring wild skirmish after epic battle, Valerian and Laureline finally enter the radioactive Red Zone at the center of Alpha, where they discover the dark secret behind their mission and attempt to save The City of a Thousand Planets before time runs out…and a civilization is destroyed forever.

    For the role of the intrepid Laureline, director Luc Besson needed to find an actress who could live up to the spirit of empowerment embodied by our heroine. Laureline is no shrinking violet, no damsel in distress — she is wholly equal to Valerian: brave, strong, whip-smart, and sharing in a 50/50 partnership in their crime-fighting endeavors. It would take someone wildly unique to embody the character that Besson had fallen in love with as a boy.

    Delevingne proclaimed her ambition to act just before kindergarten, so she was thrilled by the prospect of working with a director whose films she’d long admired. “As a kid, I remember being mesmerized by the colors and the characters in The Fifth Element, like that amazing blue alien,” she reflects. “I fell in love with it, and it’s remained one of my all-time favorite movies.”

    Drawn to the space-cop’s take-no-prisoners attitude, Delevingne describes Laureline as, simply, “a badass. She’s a very intelligent, strong woman who holds her own,” the performer says. Still, the character has a softer side. Laureline endures (and enjoys) Valerian’s constant flirtation, but keeps her focus on the mission at hand. Romance must take a back burner to protecting the galaxy. “She has a heart of gold and is romantic, but she doesn’t want to let her guard down.” The actress pauses. “Laureline ends up falling in love while saving the world.”

    All the sore muscles and professional ablutions were worth it, as Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be a delight for audiences everywhere, according to Delevingne. “This film is visually breathtaking,” she raves. “Audiences will be overwhelmed with all the characters they see. The amount of effort that went into every single thing — costumes, design, the art — created an incredible movie.”

    “Valerian” opens in cinemas on July 21 from Pioneer Films.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    was Cara Delevingne boring just like in the Suicide Squad??

  • paenggoypaenggoy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    "Luc Besson's 'Valerian,' Michael Bay’s 'Transformers,' and the Severe Test of Fantasy"

  • blue_da_looblue_da_loo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    nice visuals pero hindi overused compared sa Jupiter Ascending.
    amusing yung role ni Rihanna.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    kawawa naman :(

  • sophionsophion PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    DAKIN wrote: »
    kawawa naman :(


    kung si tom cruise ba naman ang lead dyan eh siguradong kumita yan.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    let me guess, what they showed in the trailers was everything you need to see in the movie?
  • sophionsophion PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    let me guess, what they showed in the trailers was everything you need to see in the movie?
    you think so? so bakit takbo nang takbo ang bida? ano ba iyun alien marathon? :lol:
  • SAMSAYSAMSAY PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Yung trailer kasi....
    Maganda nga sa mata. Pero yung parang shark boy lava girl at spy kids ang peg.

    Sinasabi ng utak ko na tsaka na lang panoorin pag lumabas na sa blu-ray/dvd. Subukan panoorin at na curious lang dahil may mga bigatin artista :lol:

  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    he was looking for the nearing smoking room because he wants to release some hot air. they look like a couple of junkies.

    i have to agree with comments comparing this with some flopped movies. the characters were to cocky and overbearing.
  • scout_yellowscout_yellow PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It wasn't that bad. I like the movie. Visuals were good and the adventures of the main characters were fun to watch. *okay*
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    the plot was too fast. they failed to build any suspense. it was like watching a video game, and the actors were like junkies.
  • MasterVaderMasterVader PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It wasn't that bad. I like the movie. Visuals were good and the adventures of the main characters were fun to watch. *okay*

    yup for a fan of sci-fi in different media I don't mind the sci-fi tropes used in here. The film is after all based on what started these sci-fi tropes. It was a fun (but not recommended) film for a sci-fi fan like me.

    The only acting I don't like was from Green Goblin(forgot the actor's name). Many were expecting to not like Cara but no, she was okay to me, the Green Goblin guy was supposed to be this cool charismatic playboy type but he seems to be always angry in his acting.
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