Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Will Be Released in 2017

Luc Besson (the director behind The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita and a whole mess of other must see films from the last several decades) is currently working on an adaptation of the French science fiction comic Valérian and Laureline called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Besides directing, Besson will also write the screenplay.

A lot of the details have yet to be announced, but thanks to THR we now know that the film begins production in December and will hit theaters July 21, 2017.

Besson hasn’t done Science Fiction for a while, but when he does choose to tackle the genre he does it well. The Fifth Element is probably one of the best scifi films to come out in the 1990s, period.

Hopefully his Valerian adaptation will live up to that.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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