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Valerian, the wildly ambitious sci-fi opus in the works from Luc Besson, is set to get a spinoff mobile game in time for its theatrical release next summer.
In development at Spil Games, the tie-in has been pitched as a strategy game that will become available on mobile platforms just before Valerian‘s grand debut on July 21. Further details regarding pricing and platforms weren’t disclosed at this time, but we assume that that spinoff will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
“Spil Games impressed us with their vision and understanding of the world of Valerian,” Valerian producer Virginie Besson-Silla said Wednesday in making the announcement. Added Besson, the game will use “the movie’s back story to create what will be a completely immersive universe for players.”
- Michael Briers
One of the several movies showcased at New York Comic Con this weekend was director Luc Besson's sci-fi adventure Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, with the filmmaker showcasing seven minutes of unfinished footage. This footage wasn't released to the public after the event, but Luc Besson did reveal that the first teaser trailer will arrive next month, while shedding new light on the sci-fi thriller, and how it compares to his beloved 1997 sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element.
The idea to adapt the Valerian comic book first surfaced when Luc Besson was working with Valerian comic co-creator Jean-Claude Mézières on The Fifth Element. Luc Besson added that he was a huge fan of the comics, reading them since he was 10 years old. During a press event at New York Comic Con this weekend, the director told The Hollywood Reporter why he couldn't have made a »
Not landing in cinemas till the Summer of 2017, we probably a long wait until we see actual footage of Luc Besson’s passion project, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Based on the classic French comic Valerian and Laurine, the prospect of Besson once again attempting a colourful sci-fi epic close to the scale of The Fifth Element is something to get excited about, and a trio of new images and the movie’s first poster have come our way to whet our appetite, featuring stars Dane DeHann and Cara Delevingne , as well as our first glimpse of some of eth alien creatures that will be on offer. Check them out below. Released: July 21st 2017 Synopsis: 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 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: For nearly two decades fans have been begging Luc Besson for a sequel to The Fifth Element. Unfortunately they are never, ever going to get one. They are, however, getting a very exciting new movie that looks like it could be its spirtual successor. It's called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and it's about time-traveling space police. At least that's what we think it's about. Besson hasn't shown an official trailer yet (though some footage did blow away people at Comic-Con earlier this year), but he has doled out images and a poster, which you can see above and below. Blade Runner 2: The previously untitled Blade Runner sequel has finally poked...
- Peter Hall
There’s not enough bonkers science-fiction these days. We’re living in the Golden Age of Geek, with sci-fi and fantasy permeating pop culture, and yet there is very little in the way of decadent space opera pulp. Jupiter Ascending made of a go it. So did John Carter, and don’t get me started on how Disney dropped the ball there. Star Wars is close, but somehow being ubiquitous and beloved dilutes any remaining camp. Luckily, is why Luc Besson exists. It’s been years (nearly 20!) since The Fifth Element, so it’s about time Besson returned to science-fiction. While 2014’s Lucy was a toe-dip into the genre, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks ready to fill the space opera adventure hole in my heart. In celebration of New York Comic-Con, Valerian put a poster, a detailed synopsis, and brand-new photos. I mean, if the concept »
- Donna Dickens
EuropaCorp has released new images and a Brand new Poster for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in anticipation of New York Comic Con! Fans in attendance of Nycc can check out a fun and immersive booth for the film and comics on the convention floor from 10am to 7pm. They will have the chance to receive an autograph from director Luc Besson and illustrator/co-creator of the graphic novel Jean-Claude Mézières on Thursday, October 6, from 11am-12pm and then 2pm-3pm! All located at the North Concourse, Booth NC8.
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.
Next summer, “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” will be able to lay claim to at least one thing — it will be the most Luc Besson-y blockbuster in theaters all season. The director behind “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy” returns to sci-fi, though as his most recent efforts have indication, results could wildly vary. But hopes are high that he’s struck on a winning formula, because when Besson is in top form, there are few who do it better than him.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jovovich began modeling at the age of 12 when Herb Ritts photographed her for the cover of the Italian magazine "Lei". Photogapher Richard Avedon then featured her in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements.
When she was fifteen, she starred in the 1991 feature "Return to the Blue Lagoon, then appeared in the 1997 feature "The Fifth Element" written/directed by Luc Besson. She also starred in Besson's "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (1999).
In 2002, Jovovich starred in the horror feature "Resident Evil", adapted from the video game series of the same name, reprising her role in five sequels to date, including the upcoming »
- Michael Stevens
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
A Robert Aldrich retrospective has begun and is rich with pleasures.
Museum of Modern Art »
- Nick Newman
Don Kaye Aug 17, 2016
Den of Geek caught up with French director/writer/producer Luc Besson (Lucy) shortly after he premiered footage at Comic-Con from his upcoming movie, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. Based on the French comic book Valerian And Laureline that debuted nearly 50 years ago (in 1967), the movie is a space opera in the grand tradition, infused with the European esthetic of classic publications like Heavy Metal - a genre that Besson has dabbled in before with his 1997 cult classic The Fifth Element.
With space-borne cities hosting thousands of alien races, fleets of battling spaceships and adventure on a galactic level (along with Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in the lead roles), Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will hopefully bring audiences »
Luc Besson and his EuropaCorp production company are out $500,000 (or 450,000 euros) following a ruling in a French appeals court Friday that the writer/director had plagiarized John Carpenter's Escape from New York with his 2012 sci-fi actioner Lockout, Deadline reports. The judgment, which found that Lockout "massively borrowed key elements" from Carpenter's 1981 cult classic, came down after Besson appealed an initial court ruling that ordered he and the film's co-writers and directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather to pay Carpenter, screenwriter Nick Castle and Escape from New York rights-holder StudioCanal a measly $95,000 (or 85,000 euros). Whoops! Carpenter sought $3.3 million in his original suit, alleging Besson (who wrote Lockout's story and co-wrote the film's script in addition to producing the film) copied his 1981 hit and its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A. with its plot about a wrongly-convicted former CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is offered his freedom if he can successfully rescue the U. »
- Chris Eggertsen
The French filmmaker Luc Besson has been ordered to pay Hollywood’s self-styled “master of horror”, John Carpenter, nearly €450,000 (£379,000) for plagiarising his classic 1981 movie Escape from New York, according to a report published online on Friday.
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- Agence France-Presse in Paris
Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
Museum of Modern Art
Leo McCarey and the great Gaumont series are continuing their ongoing retrospectives, both of which make for a densely packed lineup.
Relive your traumatized childhood with “This Is PG?!” Jaws, Temple of Doom, and Poltergeist are but a few of the first weekend’s titles.
Helen DeWitt will present a print of Seven Samurai on Sunday. »
- Nick Newman
Warrior's Gate is essentially The Last Starfighter re-imagined as an epic Chinese fantasy. In it, a teenager is magically transported to China where he learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior. While that's kind of a weird premise, it's even weirder that nobody is talking about the film despite the fact that two trailers have dropped and they look pretty darn great. Warrior's Gate is a Chinese/French co-production between EuropaCorp and Fundamental Film. The two also partnered on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets which recently made a splash at Comic Con and is getting a significantly bigger push. The film was written by Besson and long time collaborator Robert Mark Kamen (Taken, The Fifth Element) and...
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Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016
They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...
The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.
The Exorcist II (1977)
Budget: $14 million
Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »
In an alternate universe, where time-travel is real, I wish I could go back and warn myself of something that I absolutely underestimated: the excitement I would feel for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Sure, prior to attending the Hall H panel for the upcoming sci-fi flick I was certainly curious about it, but after walking away from my seat I was absolutely blown away and shivering with excitement.
Sadly, we live in this universe, where one can’t time travel, so I’m stuck replaying star Cara Delevingne kicking some Major alien butt alongside co-star Dane DeHaan over and over and over again. Based on the iconic French comic book series, titled Valerian and Laureline, and coming to us from the visionary director who brought audiences The Fifth Element, Luc Besson, the film promises to be everything you could have wanted and so much more.
- Chelsea Perrotty
Out of all the movies presented at this year's Comic Con, the one that has surprised me the most is how terrific Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets looks. Well perhaps it's not all that shocking considering it is Luc Besson and he did give us The Fifth Element. While on the press line for the new film, we were able to get a brief moment with the film's stars, Dane... Read More »
San Diego — As director Luc Besson and his wife Virginie Besson-Silla laid out in meticulous detail a vision for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” — based on the French comic series “Valerian and Laureline” — their passion for the heavy genre material was certainly palpable. But it was difficult to ignore the specter of other attempted franchise launches from respected filmmakers that crashed on the rocks of “unproven intellectual property.”
“Finding Dory” broke Andrew Stanton out of director jail after his 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation “John Carter” forced Disney to take a $200 million write-down. Warner Bros. took a hit on the titanically budgeted “Jupiter Ascending” last year from Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, after holding it over from 2014 to delay the pain. Unless it’s tied to successful preexisting brands (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), space opera just seems like a difficult sell these days. »
- Kristopher Tapley
There was only one major film presentation at Comic Con on Thursday that everyone was talking about that night - the first glimpse of Luc Besson's film adaptation of the French sci-fi comic title "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets".
The big-budget feature, not due for release until next Summer, follows two time agents in the far future who set out to save the galaxy. As it comes from the director of "The Fifth Element," some imaginative and crazy spectacle was expected - and reports suggest we get something akin to both that 1997 feature with a dash of the "Mass Effect" video game series.
Filming on the project wrapped six weeks ago with tons of visual effects yet to be completed. As a result, four scenes that didn't involve heavy VFX work were shown. The first showed Dane DeHaan's character phasing through wall after wall and »
- Garth Franklin
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Supercut of the Day: With Star Trek Beyond out this week, Mr. Sunday Movies tracks all of Captain Kirk's kills in movies over the decades: Fake Movie Poster of the Day: Started as a joke at Sundance this year by entertainment writer Mike Ryan, now that Kristen Wiig has finally addressed and joked about making AbracaDeborah, there's a fan-made poster for the fake movie (via Twitter): Cosplay Tutorial of the Day: Just in time for Comic-Con, here's a video showing how to make your own Leeloo costume from The Fifth Element: Abridged Movie of the Day: Ranker cuts The Karate Kid down to just two minutes of people...
- Christopher Campbell
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