Who knew CGI overkill could be so glorious? In the hands of Luc Beeson – director of other sci-fi extravaganzas like The Fifth Element and Lucy – high energy spectacle is a guarantee.
The latest trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets offers up more of exactly that, with two central performances by Dane DaHaan and Cara Delevingne that appear to be on target as well. Clive Owen co-stars, along with Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, and Herbie Hancock.
Though based on a popular graphic novel, its relative obscurity makes it an exciting new, original property for most moviegoers. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens on July 21, 2017.