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Watch: The ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Trailer

Luc Besson is back with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a film with a title nearly impossible to fit into a Twitter post. Based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières, the film follows special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) as they “maintain order throughout the universe for the government of the human territories. Under orders from their commander (Clive Owen), the duo embark on a mission to Alpha, an intergalactic city where diverse species share their technology and resources for the betterment of all. The ever-expanding metropolis is also home to sinister forces that jeopardize the future of mankind.” This is Besson back in Fifth Element territory, and damn it, that’s exciting. We could use some crazy Fifth Element-style madness in these dark, disturbing times. Also: the film features Rihanna as a space cabaret singer. “Rihanna in Space” is the title they should’ve given this thing, because that would sell a billion tickets. And also fit better in a Twitter post.

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Check out the brand new trailer for Rihanna in Space Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets below. The film opens July 21, 2017.

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) maintain order throughout the universe for the government of the human territories. Under orders from their commander (Clive Owen), the duo embark on a mission to Alpha, an intergalactic city where diverse species share their technology and resources for the betterment of all. The ever-expanding metropolis is also home to sinister forces that jeopardize the future of mankind.

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Chris Evangelista is Executive Editor of Cut Print Film & co-host of the Cut Print Film Podcast. He's also contributed to The Playlist, Paste Magazine, Little White Lies and O-Scope Musings. 'The House on Creep Street' and 'Beware the Monstrous Manther!', two horror books for young readers Chris co-authored with J. Tonzelli, are available wherever books are sold. You can follow him on Twitter @cevangelista413