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Today EuropaCorp and STXFilms released a behind-the-scenes video showing us what it took to bring this passion project to screen and displays the stunning visual effects that look like they came straight from the comics. Make sure you check out the behind-the-scenes featurette below and let us know what you think.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson. He’s most known for directing The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy.

The official synopsis for the film is below:

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. 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.

via STX Entertainment

The film stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, and Kris Wu.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes out July 21, 2017.

 

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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