Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a film based on a French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline.
A galatic empire based in the 28th century protects all of time and space. Valerian and Laureline, are time-traveling space agents partnered together to defend the universe. The Valerian comics ran for forty-three years and collected into 21 volumes.
The comic celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Synopsis for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, 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 each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which 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.
In Theatres July 21st, 2017
Director/Writer: Luc Besson
Cast; Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer