The man who brought us The Fifth Element and Lucy now takes us back to space with Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets. Based on the french comic Valérian and Laureline (written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières–who helped develop the look of The Fifth Element), the movie is the story of Spatio-Temporal Service operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), who maintain order throughout the universe for the government of the human territories. Under orders from their commander (Clive Owen), the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an intergalactic space station/city in the 28th Century, where diverse species share their technology and resources for the betterment of all. Not all is good in the ever-expanding metropolis, as it is also home to sinister forces that jeopardize the future of mankind.
Luc Besson has shown us that he is a master visionary when it comes to futuristic and colorful settings. From watching the trailer, it is quite evident that, if anything, he has refined his signature style since The Fifth Element. Besson plans on releasing another trailer in January and another shortly after. He promises that each will feature new footage as he hates it when trailers re-edit the same footage over and over again and he wants for this movie to be different.