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The Fifth Element’s Luc Besson returns with jaw-dropping Valerian: Watch the trailer

on November 10, 2016, 10:37am

Hungry for some sci-fi fantasy? If Star Wars isn’t cutting it, then rest assured, this will: Next summer, visionary director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) returns with his next cult spectacle, Valerian.

Based on the classic graphic novel, the film comes fueled with an A-list cast, specifically Dane DeHaan, Cara DelevingeClive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, and, yes, even jazz-funk legend Herbie Hancock.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“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. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

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.”

Catch the beautifully vague teaser trailer above and mark your 2017 calendar: Valerian hits theaters on July 21st.

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