Today sees the release of a new trailer for Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and very handsome it’s looking too. The Fifth Element director has gathered quite a cast to bring his bold new vision to life. Cara Delevingne, and Dane DeHaan lead the film as our two government operatives, facing off against an alien threat.

The first trailer we saw was epic in scope, and today’s new peek opens up the world even more. Besson’s eye for stylish action has never left him, despite his dalliance with the Arthur and those pesky Invisibles. Two of his films made between Valerian and its most obvious forebear, The Fifth Element, showed off another side to Besson. The wonderful The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec from 2010 and 2013’s The Lady were noticeably Bessonian (that’s a word now) but were a far cry from the violent city streets where the director peddles much of his wares. Hopefully Besson’s latest continues the evolution of one of our favourite directors.

Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Clive Owen, Rihanna and the legendary Rutger Hauer complete the cast. We recently posted a very neat looking a behind the scenes featurette from the movie here or scroll down to see the new trailer and images which you can click to make all big.

The New Valerian Movie Trailer


Valerian Synopsis

In the year 2740 Valerian and Laureline are special operatives for the government charged with maintaining order throughout the Universe.
Under orders from their commander, 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 galaxy. This great, historic city, is under attack by an unknown enemy. Valerian and Laureline must race against time to find the source of this evil and stop it before it destroys the cornerstone of our Universe.