Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an upcoming sci-fi action film based on the acclaimed French graphic novel series Valérian and Laureline. The film was written and directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) and stars Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, Kill Your Darlings) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Paper Towns). The movie will be released in theaters on July 21, 2017.
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.