Filmmaker Luc Besson has created a stunning world with Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets, and a new clip takes us on a tour of the epic space station Alpha. It’s gorgeous.
Set in the 28th century and based on a classic French comic, Valerian stars Dane DeHaan (Valerian) and Cara Delevingne (Laureline) as a team of special agents tasked with keeping the peace in the far-flung future. Their latest mission takes them to Alpha, a massive space station inhabited by millions of aliens hailing from thousands of different worlds. From the scene here, which shows the duo arriving on Alpha, it’s clear Besson put an insane amount of time into building this world.
The film will find Valerian and Laureline heading into the heart of Alpha to try and find a “dark force” that is threatening peace on the station. This being a big ol’ sci-fi flick, they’ll also be saving the universe. As one does.
Valerian opens July 21.
Check out the clip below and let us know what you think: