PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Immerse yourself in the world of Valerian with our guided photo gallery and the eye-popping "Director's Trademarks: A Guide to the Films of Luc Besson" original video.
Rutger Hauer receives top billing (credited as "and Rutger Hauer" in the opening credits) despite having less than one minute of screen time. Director Luc Besson asked him to be in the film as an homage to Blade Runner (1982) and its director, Ridley Scott, who is a friend of Besson.
It's our mission that doesn't make sense, sir.
Planets are identified as being in a 'Constellation' followed by a three digit code. Constellations are patches of sky as viewed from Earth. They contain unrelated stars and galaxies.
Having 'sectors' as in Star Trek would make much more sense.
The subtitle of this film, (City of a Thousand Planets,) is an amalgam of the titles of the first two Valerian comics, "City of Shifting Waters," and "Empire of a Thousand Planets."
$17,007,624 (USA) (23 July 2017)
$39,272,263 (USA) (21 August 2017)
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