Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets poster explores new worlds

The Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets poster shows off the ship

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A new poster for Luc Besson’s sci-fi Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets has been revealed, via IGN.

The new space epic from the director of Lucy, Leon and The Fifth Element is based on the classic comic Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. It stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Alain Chabat, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rutger Hauer and Herbie Hancock.

From what we’ve seen so far, it definitely looks like it’s leaning closer to The Fifth Element than any of Besson’s other movies, and it’s always nice to see something so unashamedly genre. Look at the giant spaceship!

“Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.

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.”

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will be released in cinemas on 21 July 2017. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.