Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (French: Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes) is a 2017 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and co-produced by Besson and Virginie Besson-Silla. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. It stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu and Rutger Hauer in supporting roles. Besson independently crowd-sourced and personally funded Valerian and, with a production budget of over $209 million, it is the most expensive independent film ever made.[10]

The film was released by STX Entertainment on 21 July 2017 in the United States and will be by EuropaCorp on 26 July in France.[11][12] Upon release, Valerian received mixed reviews from critics, who criticized the writing and plot but praised the and visuals.[13]

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