Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Gets a New Trailer, Based on French Graphic Novel

If you thought cities like New York were crowded, just wait until you see Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets follows special agents Valerian and Laureline—space-and-time-traveling agents tasked with keeping order throughout the human territories of the universe—as they travel to Alpha, the aforementioned city, to investigate a mysterious dark force. They come to realize that not only Alpha, the City of a Thousand Planets, is in danger, but the future of the entire universe as well.

The trailer showcases the wide, expansive universe director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) will take us through in this STX Entertainment film. Just as wild as his previous films, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks like a promising comic book blockbuster film, dazzling with incredible visuals and a powerful narrative.

Starring Dane DeHaan (Valerian), Cara Delevingne (Laureline), Clive Owen (Arun Filitt), Rihanna (Bubble), and Kris Wu (Captain Neza), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets premieres on July 21 after Free Comic Book Day. Directed by Luc Besson, the film is based on Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres, first published in Pilote magazine.

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