VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Teaser Trailer #2
Launched is the 2nd “Teaser Trailer” for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets! Join “Valerian” and “Laureline” in their outer-worldly future adventures, from comicbooks now to live action feature film!
I was waiting for something akin to their previous ”personalised trailer” promo to happen since the trailer launched a couple days back, but I guess we’ll just have to “make do” with the stunning visuals seen here instead!
Damn, I sound so “entitled”, don’t I? LOL
There is always a heightened visual “difference” when it comes to depictions of “outer space / sci-fi” elements, with say “European” aesthetics versus American-styled designs, which I’ve always felt I’d recognise since my comicbook days in the 80s-90s - like Marvel and DC Comics (even American-based indie brands like Dark Horse etc) versus “Heavy Metal” versus 2000 A.D. comics, much less on a slightly different parallel tangent with Japanese manga (which leaned slightly toward American/West, IMHO).
Looking at the visuals here, you cannot deny the spirit of “The Fifth Element” (also directed by Luc Besson), no doubt bolstered by Mr Besson’s tastes, and European design sensibilities, IMHO, and I am utterly gagging to see this film, STAT!
Looks like I still have to wait until July 21, 2017 for when it premieres in U.S. Theaters, and July 20th in Singapore!
SYNOPSIS: "In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe."VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Screenplay by Gaby Chiappe. Based on the novel by Lissa Evans
Producers: Luc Besson and Virginie Besson-Silla
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu
**Go check out the teaser trailer in the French language HERE on #popornX, for that ultimate “Euro”-flavor!