Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

A new featurette for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets goes behind-the-scenes of the making of the film. The project is a passion project for writer and director Luc Besson, coming exactly twenty years after the writer and director released his first beloved sci-fi adventure with The Fifth ElementValerian promises to take the filmmaker back to that familiar, ambitious cosmic space opera tone once again. Considering the similarities between the two titles, the film’s marketing campaign hasn’t necessarily been shy about teasing some possible connections between Valerian and The Fifth Element.

But unlike The Fifth Element, which was an original creation of Besson’s, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on a long-running French comic book series of the same name, which Besson was first introduced to at a young age. And for those unaware of the film’s basic premise, it follows special agents Valerian (Dane ...

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