The first trailer for Luc Besson's Valerian has arrived, and it's pretty damn jaw-dropping.
Check this out.
There's very little dialogue here, much less elaboration on what Valerian's about, but do you even care right now? I'm legitimately blown away by what's on display here, far moreso than I expected to be. Guess that's what I get for underestimating Besson (note to self: don't underestimate Luc Besson).
If you want more to go on, though, here's an official synopsis:
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 a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen 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.
OK, so, that's a lot to take in, but I'm onboard with all of it. What do you guys think about all of the above? You feeling it as much as we are? Sound off in the comments below while you're waiting on Valerian to arrive on July 21st, 2017.