Watch: Luc Besson on his huge new sci-fi epic Valerian, when we’ll see the first footage

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Oct 15, 2016, 10:34 AM EDT (Updated)

The man who brought us The Fifth Element is hard at work on an even bigger sci-fi epic, so we caught up with him to find out when we’ll finally get to see some footage.

Director Luc Besson and Valerian comic artist Jean-Claude Mezieres were making the rounds at New York Comic Con to talk about the upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The early buzz has been positive (the panel was a surprise hit at San Diego Comic Con), and Besson revealed that the teaser trailer for the film will finally be released on Nov. 10 (you heard it here first!).

Along with Besson, Mezieres also opened up about what it’s like to see the comic art he created brought to life on the big screen, and why he liked Besson’s pitch for the franchise. The world of Valerian is huge and beautiful, and if anyone can pull it off, it’s Besson.

Valerian opens July 21, 2017.

Check out the interview below and let us know what you think:

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