Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an upcoming sci-fi movie directed by Luc Besson, based on a French graphic novel from the ’60s.
Watching the trailer you might think that this is some sort of copy of the Fifth Element, or Star Wars even with all the space creatures and space ships, however I remind you once more that it’s based on the graphic novels that were first published in 1967, some ten years before Star Wars. Some even suggests that Star Wars is based on the adventures of Valerian and his love interest the beautiful Laureline.
Dane DeHaan is starring as the title character Valerian, while Cara Delevingne is his spatio-temporal agent partner, and he flirts with her constantly.
Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets premieres on 21 July 2017.
I am a bit late on this one, but none the less, Lucy is the latest movie by French director Luc Besson. The plot of the movie is very similar to the one of Limitless starring Bradley Cooper except this time there’s a girl in the lead role played by Scarlett Johansson and the drug is extremely powerful to the point where Lucy can actually intercept and see cell phone conversation in the air, while ordinary people need smartphones to do that. Also Lucy can pretty much learn anything and be anything and understand the secrets of the universe. She does remind me of Leeloo, Besson’s divine creation from the Fifth Element.
If you haven’t seen it already watch the trailer above and tell me what you think. To me it looks like those B-graded sequels of a really good first movie, but considering that it’s a Besson movie and Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman are in it, perhaps we can expect much more than a clichéd storyline with one or two good fight scenes.