Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Poster


For years, Luc Besson had wanted to adapt the "Valérian and Laureline" comics, this being a pet project and his ambition.
Luc Besson deliberately chose to shoot the film, an adaptation of a French comic, in English with English-speaking actors in order to raise its chances of a wider audience.
Luc Besson first premiered some footage at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. This footage received a standing ovation from the crowd in Hall H.
This is the second adaptation of the "Valérian and Laureline" comic, after Valérian & Laureline (2007).
Weta Digital and ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) have previously worked together on Contact (1997), Van Helsing (2004), Eragon (2006) and Avatar (2009), making Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets their fifth collaboration.
Cara Delevingne announced on social media that filming began on January 4, 2016.
Cara Delevingne worked out for several months to get in shape for her role as Laureline.
This is the second comic book feature for Dane DeHaan (after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)) and Cara Delevingne (after Suicide Squad (2016)).
This will be Rutger Hauer's first comic movie since Batman Begins (2005).

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