Determined to not be lost amid the epic glut of genre films set for release between now and the end of the summer, Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets could prove to be the most lavish and evocative space opera outing of the season.
Here's a dynamic new poster for the sci-fi odyssey, composed with stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen and Rihanna arranged in a vector pattern sprinkled with exotic aliens, creatures and robots.
Here's the official synopsis:
Based on the classic European graphic novel series, “Valerian and Laureline,” Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets stars
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) as 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.
Blast off into this beautiful new Valerian poster and latest studio still before another star streaks across the sky.
Written and directed by Luc Besson,Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets descends upon theaters July 21.