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Stakes are high for Luc Besson's "Valerian"

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 01:55

Luc Besson adapts comic strip 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' into a sci-fi film featuring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At the age of 10, French director Luc Besson stumbled across a comic strip in a magazine at a newspaper kiosk and an obsession was born. The comic was 'Valerian and Laureline' and now, nearly 50 years on, Besson has finally adapted it into the big screen sci-fi fantasy 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. The film follows two 'spatio-temporal' agents, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), who are trying to uncover how a mysterious force has appeared at the heart of the intergalactic space station - the city of a thousand planets. Shot mostly on blue screen, nearly every frame of 'Valerian' is packed with extravagant details of alien life and culture. 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' goes on release internationally from July 20.

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Stakes are high for Luc Besson's "Valerian"

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 01:55