A couple of new photos from the upcoming comic book adaptation of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets have been released online.
The images, included in the gallery at the bottom of the page, showcase Cara Delevingne in character as Laureline, the tough-girl who keeps Dane DeHaan's Valerian in check. As seen in the photo, the film will take audiences to a cosmic world packed with beautiful, extravagantly colored creatures.
The film comes from STX Entertainment with the brand diving into a comic book adaptation outside of the common DC/Marvel realm. "I'm thinking with my heart first. I'm in love with Valerian and Laureline since I was 10 years old," director Luc Besson said told ComicBook.com about taking a chance with a film outside of the already-popular DC/Marvel umbrella. When you're in love, you don't think. You just do."
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 will be released on July 21!