WATCH: This Trailer For ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ Is Out Of This World
The trailer for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” dropped Wednesday and in a very short amount of time it became one of the top trending topics on YouTube.
The two-minute trailer, based off the famous comic book series, stars Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan as the only two humans that can save the universe, according to the Daily Mail. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Luc Besson, who is known for such blockbuster hits as “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy.” (RELATED: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence Star In First Trailer For ‘Passengers’ [VIDEO])
“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,” a description released with the trailer read. “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,” it added.
During CinemaCon Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Besson said that he had been dreaming about making this movie since he was ten years old.
“There was no internet, no YouTube, nothing and you had to wait a week to get two more pages,” Besson said. “I got totally addicted… It was so cool at the time, really new and I never stopped thinking about it. But then this gentleman, this young director James Cameron–you’ve heard of him?– he just made these techniques possible after Avatar. Thanks to him now, the imagination is the limit.”
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” hits theaters July 21, 2017.