Explore More Than 100 Behind the Scenes Valerian Photos

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Enter the world of Luc Besson's latest with more than 100 behind the scenes Valerian photos.

Enter the world of Luc Besson’s latest with more than 100 behind the scenes Valerian photos

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is just over half a year away and director Luc Besson is today sharing his best wishes for 2017 with a look back at the film’s production. CS received a hardbound book that collects more than 100 behind the scenes Valerian photos, accompanied by a  note from Besson himself. Check out his message below and then explore the full behind the scenes Valerian photos in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page!

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Based on the classic European graphic novel series, “Valerian and Laureline,” (specifically the sixth book, “Ambassador of the Shadows”), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as the title characters, special operatives for the government of the human territories and 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.

Written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets also stars Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu.

A EuropaCorp production, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens in theaters on July 21, 2017.