‘Valerian’: The Fifth Element But Better? | Film Trailer
“Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets was the film I was born to make” admitted visionary French director, Luc Besson.
The film is Besson‘s newest science fiction venture and from the look of the newest trailer it is going to be epic!
Valerian is based on French sci-fi comics series, Valérian And Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and a childhood favorite of Besson. In the 28th century, “Spatio-temporal” agents, Valerian (Dane Dehaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are appointed to maintain peace across the universe. But when a mysterious force threatens the city, “Alpha”, they are given ten hours to save both the city and the future of the universe.
Science fiction fans have agreed that Besson‘s The Fifth Element is a quintessential member of the genre. From the different teasers and trailers released we can’t help but see many similarities, almost hoping for Korben Dallas and Leeloo to resurface.
Ships flying in-between buildings, mystical creatures of all forms and even exotic morphing showgirl, Rihanna, this time! Visually exhilarating, the film has more than 2,700 visual effects shots as oppose to only 200 in the The Fifth Element.
Is it perhaps that technology has finally caught up with Besson, who can, at last, deliver his science fiction masterpiece?
With a $180 million budget, Valerian is Besson’s most expensive and ambitious project to date. We can’t say for sure if Besson will outshine himself and if technology does make a difference but what’s already here is big, bold and stunning!
Also starring Clive Owen, John Goodman and Ethan Hawke, Valerian And The Film Title Of A Thousand Words, will be released in cinemas in July 2017 in the USA and on August 4 in the UK.
“Welcome to Alpha, the city of a thousand planets”.
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