Valerian featurette Luc Besson takes us to space, prepare your eyeballs

Luc Besson on waiting his entire life to bring Valerian and Laureline to the big screen

Luc Besson’s long-awaited film of the classic comic Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is nearly here, and a new featurette shows the legendary filmmaker discussing his love of the material and how he brought such an incredible world to the big screen.

It’s great to see Jean-Claude Mézières in there chatting with Dane DeHaan, and we can’t wait to see “so many aliens!” There’s also some nice discussion of the relationship between Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) and their dynamic.

Read the official synopsis for the film here:

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of Leon, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) 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.

The film stars Dane DeHaan (Life After Beth, Chronicle) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) in the leads, as well as Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Rutger Hauer, Alain Chabat, Elizabeth Debicki and John Goodman.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will be released in cinemas on 4 August 2017. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.