The science fiction epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has unveiled new photos and a stylish new poster for their upcoming New York Comic-Con appearance, and fans of the source material will also have a chance to meet the director and original creator of the property while they're there.
Director Luc Besson (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and co-creator and illustrator of the book upon which the film is based Jean-Claude Mezieres (2 p.m. - 3 p.m.) will both be at NYCC at booth NC8. While you're waiting you can view the poster and the new photos in the gallery.
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories 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.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, and Kris Wu, and debuts in theaters on July 21, 2017.