Watch: Trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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EuropaCorp in association with Lionsgate have released the first official tearer trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Director, Luc Besson, officially launched the teaser on Facebook Live at an event in London.

Director, Luc Besson, is known for some ambitious works such as The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional, and Lucy. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is by far his most ambitious creations to date, for the film based on the graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets releases in South African cinemas on 21st of July 2017.

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.

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