Filming wraps on Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Although it's been some time since I was last blown away by anything Luc Besson has done, my love of THE FIFTH ELEMENT runs deep, which is apparently enough to leave me cautiously excited about his return to the realm of over the top science fiction. Besson had long desired to adapt the French comic series "Valérian and Laureline" as a feature film and he finally kicked off production on his dream project early this year. Now, after 91 days of filming, Luc Besson has wrapped production on VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS and he commemorated the occasion on Instagram.
DAY 91 LAST DAY!!!!! LAST SHOT!!!! You don't know how much it helps me to have you around! Your "likes",your kind words give me strength when somedays I don't have so much!!! You were all part of my team and this support was priceless!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart❤️ I still have 10 months of work. I won't post pictures everyday but I promise to continue to share with you as soon as I have something interesting to show you. Big kisses from Paris to all of you!! 💋🐬 #valerian #caradelevingne #DaneDehaan
Luc Besson has been giving fans glimpses into the production of VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS on an almost daily basis; here are a few images which he's shared over the past week.
A synopsis for VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS:
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 is set for a July 21, 2017 release.
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