Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • 2017
  • France/US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Kris Wu, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer
  • UK release: 2 August 2017

Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are space-station police officers who uncover a plot involving a near-extinct race of creatures. Besson puts all his stock in fancy 3D chases but fails to provide a decent villain; it’s all very eye-catching and has some amusing cameos but of the two leads, only Delevingne does more than phone in her performance.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (12A)

Luc Besson, director of the bonkers The Fifth Element, is let loose in space once again.

Based on the long running graphic novel series, Valerian follows two special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) who embark on a mission to Alpha – an ever expanding metropolis comprising of thousands of species. But there is a mystery at the heart of Alpha, a dark force that threatens the peaceful lives of the city of a thousand planets. Valerian and Laureline must stop this menace to save not only Alpha but the future of the universe.

A mind-boggling spectacle that needs to be seen on the big screen.

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Reviews & features

Valerian 2 will be 'less expensive' than first film

27 Nov 2017

Film gossip

'Valerian 2' will be "less expensive" than the first movie. Director Luc Besson has revealed the follow-up film to 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' would not cost as much to make as the first motion picture in the franchise because the…

Luc Besson wants to make a Valerian sequel

13 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Luc Besson wants to make a 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' sequel. The director had a great time shooting the sci-fi saga with Cara Delevingne and Dan DeHaan and thinks there is plenty of scope to bring their futuristic cop characters…

Rihanna feels shy watching her performances back

6 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Rihanna feels "shy" watching herself on screen. The 29-year-old beauty was very proud to star in 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' and, unusually for her, she enjoyed seeing her turn as alien burlesque dancer Bubble. She said: "I mean…

Luc Besson loved turning RIhanna into a modern-day Cleopatra

3 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Luc Besson relished turning Rihanna into Cleopatra for 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. The acclaimed movie-maker teamed up with the chart-topping star for the new sci-fi adventure, in which she delivers lines from the William…

Cara Delevingne: Valerian deals with real-life issues

2 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Cara Delevingne believes 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' reflects real-life problems. The model-turned-actress is currently starring in the latest Luc Besson movie as Sergeant Laureline alongside Dane DeHaan and despite the futuristic…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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Cara Delevingne brings star wattage to an eye-catching but messy sci-fi from Luc Besson

French director Luc Besson returns to the outlandish sci-fi stylings of his 1997 film The Fifth Element. This time, he's adapting Valérian and Laureline, the Gallic comic series written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. It's a…

Cara Delevingne was under guard when she read Valerian script

29 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Cara Delevingne's 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' script had its own bodyguard. After the 24-year-old beauty - who plays special operative Laureline in the sci-fi saga - auditioned for her role, director Luc Besson kept the details of…

Luc Besson forced producers to get Rihanna in latest film

25 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Luc Besson had to persuade his producers to get Rihanna to star in 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. The iconic 'Fifth Element' filmmaker knew from the start that he wanted to cast the 'Unfaithful' hitmaker in the pivotal role as Bubble…

Luc Besson binned Valerian after Avatar came out

22 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Luc Besson binned his script for 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' when 'Avatar' was released. The 57-year-old French film director has just wrapped up filming for his new sci-fi spectacular - an adaptation of the French comic book…

John Goodman to star in Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets

8 Dec 2015

Film gossip

John Goodman has reportedly joined the cast of Luc Besson's new film 'Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets'. According to The Wrap, the 62-year-old actor will be voicing an alien in the upcoming sci-fi flick based on the series of French…

Rihanna cast in new sci-fi movie

29 Oct 2015

Film gossip

Rihanna has been cast in a new Luc Besson-directed sci-fi movie. The 27-year-old star - whose previous film credits include 'Battleship' and the animated sci-fi comedy 'Home' - has been cast in a "big role" in time-travel movie 'Valérian and the City…

Cara Delevingne cast in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

13 May 2015

Film gossip

Cara Delevingne has been cast in the Luc Besson-directed 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. The 22-year-old model-turned-actress, who recently starred in 'The Face Of An Angel', is set to appear alongside American actor Dane DeHaan in an…

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