Escape to Luc Besson’s Incredible Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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Science fiction movies are back on the upswing and thank the gods, because we can all use a breathtaking escape. And in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, oh, what a wonderful trip Luc Besson has prepared for us! The Fifth Element is one of my visual favorites, and its personal spaceship travel and chase scenes haunt my brain to this day, so I’m especially thrilled to see what look like next level Element shots. Based on Pierre Christin’s graphic novel Valérian and Laureline, Besson’s latest stars Cara Delevingne as Laureline and Dane DeHaan as Valerian, government agents on a mission to save humanity (we could also use that). Set to The Beatles’ gorgeous Because, this first trailer is a glorious sensory feast.

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Valerian also stars Clive Owen, John Goodman, Kris Wu, Ethan Hawke, Sam Spruell and Rihanna. Shot by Element‘s Thierry Arbogast, the film is scored by Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and hits theaters next July.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • The good: it looks so very pretty. The not so good: nothing I saw in Suicide Squad has convinced me that Cara Delevigne can, you know, act.

    • emmalita

      She was terrible as the Enchantress. Her belly dance of evil was particularly eye roll worthy. She wasn’t as bad as June, but still not great.

      • I chuckle at thought of the many hours she spent twerking in front of a green screen for that movie.

  • emmalita

    This looks gorgeous.

    • Fabius_Maximus

      And very, very busy.