Must Watch: Second Trailer for Luc Besson's Epic New Sci-Fi 'Valerian'

March 29, 2017
Source: YouTube

Valerian Trailer

"After centuries of peace and prosperity, an unknown force wants to destroy all we have created…" EuropaCorp has debuted the second official trailer for Luc Besson's new sci-fi adaptation, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, or just Valerian for short. This new trailer is much better than the first, with some promising VFX-filled footage and exciting action scenes. Based on the graphic novel series, the movie stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian, and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. They must travel to an intergalactic city full of different species called Alpha on a mission. The full cast includes Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, Mathieu Kassovitz, Sam Spruell, Kris Wu, Alain Chabat and others. I'm still crazy excited for this, I love seeing Besson go big with space sci-fi. Can't wait.

Second trailer (+ poster) for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, on YouTube:

You can still watch the original teaser trailer for Luc Besson's Valerian here, to see more footage from this.

Valerian Poster

In the 28th century, Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are a team of operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the city of Alpha – an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Valerian is both written and directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson, of La Femme Nikita, Léon, The Fifth Element, Angel-A, Adèle Blanc-Sec, The Lady, and Lucy. Adapted from the graphic novels by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. EuropaCorp will release Besson's Valerian in theaters starting July 21st in the summer. Follow @lucbesson for more.

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Special FX look good...the movie itself looks horrible

BigJohnson on Mar 29, 2017


Why horrible?

RAW_D on Mar 29, 2017


dialog was bad...the chemistry between the actors was bad...plot seemed generic...the action looked like something from the 80's. Sorry...didn't do anything for me. Looked like something my 5 year old would love though.

BigJohnson on Mar 29, 2017


Yes and the Cara Delevingne barely looks like she can punch/kick her way out of a cardboard box much less take out some baddies... even in that suit she's wearing. It's like watching a 12 yr. old girl w/ an adult face whose never done any martial arts training in her life trying to fight up against the Rock. And then why do the "intelligent creatures" wear tribal clothing/piercings as if they are still living in the stone age and the less intelligent creatures have obviously evolved to space suits, etc.

backwardsprogress on Mar 29, 2017


Whereas Dane Dehaan looks like he can? Although I agree that she does not look physically strong in this movie neither does he. In that way they're kind of evenly matched.

alex on Mar 29, 2017


Well, yeah. But Anne Paurillaud (La Femme Nikita) didn't look like a fighter, either...I just watched the trailer again, and it wasn't even on my radar before today. Now, I can't wait, it looks like so much FUN

kitano0 on Mar 29, 2017


Yes, but in the trailer, Dane doesn't actually throw any punches/kicks... hence why I'm focusing on Cara because it was one the highlights of this trailer and the last. He seems to do the logical fighting which is either run or shoot....

backwardsprogress on Mar 29, 2017


"And then why do the "intelligent creatures" wear tribal clothing/piercings as if they are still living in the stone age " Hum...I ask myself the same question every day when I walk on the street.

tarek on Mar 29, 2017


I agree opening line of "Time flies when you're having fun" was a definite groaner. As in regard to everything else, most everything in Hollywood is a copy of one thing or another, with a new coat of paint. Some times the paint job looks good, a lot of times it's terrible. I liked the look of this paint job, but my hope is that the undercarriage has more power and a solid engine.

RAW_D on Mar 29, 2017


Hopefully they will release a version without Rihanna.

tarek on Mar 29, 2017


I can't stand every single thing about that annoying bitch--her natural speaking voice sounds auto-tuned! People need to stop fucking putting her in movies. I can only hope she's killed in this. Gruesomely.

DanielShaw on Mar 29, 2017


Amen to that. That would be the only redeeming thing about her presence in this movie.

tarek on Mar 29, 2017


She is a bad actress. But so was Mila in THE FIFTH ELEMENT and Luc seemed to coax a pretty good performance from her.

DAVIDPD on Mar 29, 2017


Definitely has a "Fifth Element" vibe. There were some truly beautiful things in that trailer. I thought the CGI looked great.

kitano0 on Mar 29, 2017


I know I'm a stickler for story and character development, but with this much eye candy....I'll be seeing this in IMAX 3D or whatever the best possible viewing option is available. VISUALLY. STUNNING. Hopefully the rest is just whipped cream and cherries...

RAW_D on Mar 29, 2017


Great trailer up until I saw Rihanna... Ethan Hawke & Rutger Hauer are in this movie but they show us Rihanna instead ?

Tester on Mar 29, 2017


Herbie Hancock!? "You had my curiosity. Now you have my attention."

R3last on Mar 29, 2017


I thought that was him, then I was "nahhh"...

kitano0 on Mar 29, 2017


Let's hope they didn't spend too much on this... (they probably did)

Moe on Mar 29, 2017

20 this secretly AVATAR 2?

DAVIDPD on Mar 29, 2017


Oops! So sorry Mr Cameron! They made Avatar 2 when you were in sleep!

Бабак on Mar 29, 2017


Did they badly sync Galadriels voice on an aquatic Avatar looking alien? Except that, looks fun!

ErrorSapiens on Mar 29, 2017


Uh Oh, looks like another Ghost in the Shell 🙁

deerosa on Mar 31, 2017


I am afraid that this sf story won't get the same amount of attention as many others which, probably, are not much better than this...

shiboleth on Mar 31, 2017

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