In the Century XXVIII, the space station Alpha is a city where beings from different planets live together exchanging their knowledge and culture. Peace is granted by a human force, including Major Valerian and his partner Sergeant Laureline. They are assigned by the Defence Minister to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt expecting to steal the converter. They head to a forbidden area that is infected but Valerian and Laureline follow them and disclose a hidden secret about the race and the infected area.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From the visionary director of The Fifth Element and Lucy
See more »
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language
See all certifications »
21 July 2017 (USA)
See more »
Also Known As:
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
See more »
Opening Weekend USA: $17,007,624,
23 July 2017, Wide Release
Gross USA: $41,189,488
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $225,874,228
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
See full technical specs
Did You Know?
The song "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
was prominently used in the marketing campaign for this film. An orchestral version of the song can be heard in the trailer. See more
Planets are identified as being in a 'Constellation' followed by a three digit code. Constellations are patches of sky as viewed from Earth. They contain unrelated stars and galaxies.
Having 'sectors' as in Star Trek would make much more sense. See more
President of the World State Federation
The Alpha intergalactic space station has reached critical mass in orbit. Its weight and size now poses a serious threat to mother Earth. In its great wisdom, the Central Committee has decided to use all resources necessary to release the space station from Earth's gravity. Its new course is set with the Magellan Current. Like the great explorer Magellan, the Alpha station will journey into the unknown. The symbol of our values and knowledge, it will carry a ...
The subtitle of this film, (City of a Thousand Planets,) is an amalgam of the titles of the first two Valerian comics, "City of Shifting Waters," and "Empire of a Thousand Planets." See more
References Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Come With Me
Performed by Stefan Konarske
(c) Reserved Rights
(p) 2017 Valerian S.A.S. See more