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Watch the trailer for ‘Valerian,’ the next sci-fi epic from the director of ‘The Fifth Element’

Published Nov 10th, 2016 3:58PM EST
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer
Image: EuropaCorp

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Forget Star Trek Beyond. Forget Rogue One. Forget Passengers.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets could be the most exciting sci-fi adventure film in years. Directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy), Valerian is based on a French graphic novel that started in 1967. On Thursday, the EuropaCorp film studio released the first full-length teaser for the movie.

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Valerian might not have been on your watchlist before today, but with all its spectacle and imagination, I bet it will be before you even finish watching the trailer:

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.

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 

hits theaters on July 21st, 2017.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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