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5 Things We Learnt At The Valerian Sdcc Panel

23 July 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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.

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- Chelsea Perrotty

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Dane DeHaan & Cara Delevingne talk Valerian and Rihanna (Comic Con 2016)

22 July 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

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 »

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Can Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Succeed Where Recent Space Operas Have Failed?

22 July 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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

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New Details On Besson's "Valerian" Film

22 July 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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 »

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Trek' Kill Count, a Famous Fake Kristen Wiig Movie Gets a Poster and More

21 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

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...

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Luc Besson Gets Standing Ovation For His ‘Valerian’ Footage – Comic-Con

21 July 2016 7:28 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Luc Besson can relax and check “kill it at Comic-Con” off his bucket list. Not only did the director-producer receive the Sdcc Inkpot Award this afternoon, he received an unprompted standing ovation following the first-ever look at footage from his upcoming sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. His first appearance in the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H was an unqualified success. Fans of Besson’s 1997 film The Fifth Element who have been waiting… »

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Comic-Con: Luc Besson wows with 'Valerian' footage

21 July 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In a day for internationally renowned directors making their Hall H debuts, the French filmmaker and Europacorp chief quickly found his footing in San Diego as he shared first images and footage from Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.

Besson, who finished shooting five weeks ago, said he still had a sizeable amount of the 2,734 FX shots to complete and expected the film to be finished in ten months. It is scheduled to open in exactly one year’s time on July 21, 2017.

Ever the showman, the director of such cult favourites as Leon, The Fifth Element and recent global hit Lucy brought footage with him.

What became immediately clear was that in Cara Delevingne he has found his latest female action hero.

The former British model plays the eponymous character’s companion and then some as Laureline and is shown battling guards, flying a spaceship and avoiding all manner of deep space mayhem hand-in-hand with Valerian »

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Comic Con 2016: Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Footage Teases ‘Star Wars’-Level Ambition and ‘Fifth Element’ Fun

21 July 2016 3:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Exactly one year from today — July 21, 2017 — “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” starring Dane Dehane and Cara Delevingne will premiere in theaters. And based on what was screened at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Luc Besson may have once again brought to life a delicious blend of sci-fi, action, and comedy.

Besson’s filmography not only includes impressive works like “The Professional” and “La Femme Nikita,” but also the cult sci-fi favorite “The Fifth Element,” which brought a lived-in feel (as well as some breathtaking action sequences) to a futuristic world.

“Fifth Element” was famously a childhood dream project of Besson’s, but making “Valerian” looks to bring him full circle to childhood thanks to the original comic series “Valerian and Laureline,” which he fell in love with at the age of 10. Later, when making “Fifth Element,” he encountered artist Jean-Claude Mézières, who drew “Valerian,” and they worked together to create the “Element” look. »

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Comic Con 2016: Luc Besson's Valerian with Dane DeHaan footage reveal

21 July 2016 3:24 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Like many of you, I've been waiting for director Luc Besson to return to the sci-fi genre ever since The Fifth Element came out in 1997. Aside from Leon, Besson has take a bit of a backseat in the director's chair (although Lucy was a promising, yet weird effort) and strayed away from the cool, inventive, and wacky sci-fi action. Now, Besson is making his way back after nearly 20 years away... Read More »

- Paul Shirey

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Dane DeHaan means business in the latest pic from Luc Besson's Valerian

21 July 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) returns to the sci-fi genre with his latest, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. Starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, the story follows Valerian and Laureline, who are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. EuropaCorp has released a new image from the film in what I can... Read More »

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New Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Photo Arrives from Comic-Con

21 July 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

EuropaCorp has released&#160a&#160new image for&#160Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets&#160in anticipation of&#160San Diego Comic Con! Here, we get to see Dane DeHaan inside one of the sleek spaceships in this epic sci-fi adventure. The movie also stars Cara Delevingne. It comes from the mind of acclaimed director Luc Besson, who returns to the genre he helped redefine for a new generation with The Fifth Element way back in 1997.

Rooted in the classic graphic novel series&#160Valerian and Laureline, visionary maestro writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga. The film is coming to San Diego Comic-Con today for a can't miss panel that promise to bring the first exciting trailer. The fun kicks off at 1pm in Hall H.

"Witness the first public exhibition of footage from acclaimed director/producer/writer Luc Besson's first-ever Hall H presentation, »

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New Image From 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' Is Here!

21 July 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Dane Dehaan is front and center in this new image from Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. The film is being directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy), and is based on the French comic book series "Valérian and Laureline."

Check out the new image here:

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.

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 »

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to Be Previewed at Sdcc

1 July 2016 6:47 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

One of the most highly anticipated Sci-Fi movies is to headed to Sdcc to unveil a sneak peek!  Come inside for more information on the next Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets!

Sdcc's Hall H is well-known for being The place for all the big budget movie to show off what they've been working on.  This year, a Sci-Fi movie that's started to pick up some buzz is joining the ranks of the elite, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

The film is helmed by Luc Besson, legendary director behind The Fifth Element and The Professional.  It stars Suicide Squad's Cara Develigne, The Amazing Spider-man's Dane DeHaan, and Clive Owen.  

Fans attending Sdcc will be able to check out a sneak peek of the film, Thursday July 21, 2016!  If you're unable to be there, our team will be on the floor and »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' is Heading to San Diego Comic-Con

1 July 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

EuropaCorp has just announced they'll be attending Comic-Con and will present

Exclusive footage of their upcoming epic sci-fi film, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets!

Get ready to join Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), producer Virginie Besson-Silla (Lucy, Revolver), Dane DeHaan (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle), Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Paper Towns), moderator Josh Horowitz (MTV) and potential surprise guests in Hall H for the first public sneak peek at the film onTHURSDAY, July 21st.

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.

 

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. »

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Check This Out: 'Space Story - A Bad Day' Mashup from Luc Bergeron

12 June 2016 8:28 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Hello, Hal. Do you read me?" This is awesome! Editor/filmmaker Luc Bergeron, also known as Zapatou, has released a mashup video featuring scenes from 25 space movies all edited together to tell one 5-minute story. It's actually quite amusing, especially once things get going. The video is titled Space Story: A Bad Day and includes footage from pretty much every great sci-fi/space movie ever made - from Star Wars to The Fifth Element to 2001: A Space Odyssey to Apollo 13 to Moon to Armageddon to Avatar to Guardians of the Galaxy and everything else. This reminds me of the Hell's Club mashup but with space movies. Enjoy! Thanks to Kottke for the tip. Edited by Luc Bergeron, also known as Zapatou. He writes: "Here is my new Mashup. 25 movies in 4 minutes. The action starts at 1.40, but you have to watch the start for understanding story." For more from Zapatou, follow him on Twitter or check out his »

- Alex Billington

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Zootopia Available on Blu-ray June 7th

6 June 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I am just a dumb bunny, but, we are good at multiplying!”

When I reviewed Zootopia here at We Are Movie Geeks, I wrote”, the beautifully designed, brightly-hued Zootopia is breezier and bouncier than most. The animation work is dazzling, lovingly detailed without being overdone. I felt like I could reach out and pet these furry critters, especially in eye-popping 3D.” (read all of my review Here)

Now you can own Zootopia on Blu-ray thanks to Walt Disney Animation Studios!

Zootopia has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of Zootopia and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).  It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! »

- Tom Stockman

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Bruce Willis: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

6 June 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Most Bruce Willis movies right now seem to head to DVD almost immediately. We've gone through them, in search of a gem...

It’s not exactly clear when Bruce Willis went from being a big star whose name filled seats and sold tickets to being a guy whose name you see on the cover of so many direct-to-dvd and VOD outings (albeit ones that sometimes get a week or two in a cinema, in essence to promote the VOD release), but I’d like to go out on a limb here and say that Kevin Smith’s mouth might be to blame.

During one of his filmed Q&A sessions that ended up winging its way to eager fanboys and girls like myself on DVD back in the late oughts, Smith talked at length about what it was like to work on the much-anticipated fourth instalment of the Die Hard franchise, »

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Filming wraps on Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

3 June 2016 7:18 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

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... Read More »

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Interview: Legendary SFX Artist Mark Coulier Talks Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

31 May 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1813, renowned writer Jane Austen published a book called Pride and Prejudice, which tells the story of the Bennet sisters, who are gussied up and married off to wealthy suitors, one by one. The only sister who seems to question this system is Elizabeth, the rebellious member of the family, who feels strong disdain for the system that treats her more like property than a proper citizen. In 2009, author Seth Grahame-Smith put a new twist on the old tale by creating a parody novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which loosely follows the same basic outline, but adds an entirely different obstacle to the tale: the living dead.

In Grahame-Smith’s story, the girls are not only fighting for the right to be married into regal families, but also battling for their lives on a daily basis. An outbreak has occurred within these humble streets, and now flesh-eating zombies »

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Luc Besson Shares Valerian Images

29 May 2016 10:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s always exciting to see a big-budget original sci-fi idea take flight, even when its director is someone as hit-and-miss as Luc Besson, who has delivered some straight-up classics to the genre (The Fifth Element, among others) but also his fair share of duds (Lucy and Lockout, anyone? Anyone? I didn’t think so).

His latest, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is well into shooting, and there are some major reasons to be excited about it, as is highlighted in a set of new photos on Besson’s Facebook. The cast, led by Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, is tremendously stacked, and the aesthetic Besson is gunning for here seems to fall somewhere between Speed Racer and Ex Machina in a way that could be really fun if executed correctly.

Moreover, the plot, based on a series of comics, is at least ambitious. DeHaan and Delevingne »

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