A new teaser poster for director Luc Besson lavish space opera Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been released to coincide with New York Comic Con. Three new photos have been released, one of which appears to show that the Muppet’s “Mahna Mahna” singers are still getting work in their old age as movie aliens.
Based on the long running bande dessinee (that’s pseud for “French comic”) Valerian and Laureline, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the story of Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), 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. She’s playing hard to get.
Under orders from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s 17 million inhabitants have converged over time, uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is released in the UK on 21 July 2017.