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The New Trailer For ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is Here, and it is Glorious

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets dropped another trailer today, and it yet again confirms what we know most about the film — it’s absolutely beautiful. Set to an orchestral cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise,” it feels dramatic, action packed, and colorful.

Based on the comic Valérian and Laureline, this film is Luc Besson’s return to space opera. The visual aesthetics in the trailer make it clear that this film really is the spiritual successor to his previous work The Fifth Element more than ever. Hopefully this film will hold up as well as that one did. Now if only Valerian would smile in one of these things…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes out July 21, 2017.

‘The Fifth Element’ Returns to Theaters For Film’s 20th Anniversary

Luc Besson’s classic science fiction film The Fifth Element turns twenty years old this year, and in celebration it’s going back to theaters as a limited theatrical release. Presented by Fathom Events and Sony, the screenings are scheduled for 2pm and 7pm (local time) on Sunday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 17th.

The screenings will also include a preview for Luc Besson’s return to science fiction later this year, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (which is due out in July).

The Fifth Element has always stood apart from a lot of other science fiction films over the last several decades, with its bright colors and stunning visuals. It doesn’t really look like anything else, and is infused with humor and lightness (while never undermining its stakes). It may not be perfect, but the film is just a joy to watch.

And it will be nice to see it on the big screen once more.

Via EW

The New ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Trailer is Here, and the Dude Just Won’t Smile

The second trailer for Luc Besson’s adaptation of the French science fiction comic Valérian and Laureline has now dropped, and, like in the first trailer, Valerian just seems super grumpy to be there. Laureline seems to actually enjoy herself every once and a while, so why can’t Valerian just lighten up for one minute?

Unless he just doesn’t want to. That’s cool too.

Honestly, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks absolutely gorgeous, and if I have to deal with a human-dude equivalent to grumpy cat — so be it. We have a lot more detail about the film’s plot this time around, and the movie’s title actually kind of makes sense now. I’m on board for this thing at least.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes out July 21, 2017.

The First Trailer for ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ is Here

Luc Besson’s adaptation of the French science fiction comic Valérian and Laureline went into production back in 2015, and the director’s return to Science Fiction epics is edging closer to release. Because of that, today saw the release of the first trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — and it looks really cool.

Even if it seems like no one ever smiles in this universe.

It’s a small glimpse and barely tells us anything about the film, but like Besson’s previous work The Fifth Element the film at least looks amazing. Here’s hoping the rest of the film holds up as well.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes out July 21, 2017.

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.

Via THR