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.
With a final production budget of EUR197.47 million, around $210 million in United States currency, the film was officially the most expensive ever made in France, significantly exceeding the budget of the previous record holder, Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), which cost EUR102 million ($113 million). Twenty years earlier, director Luc Besson made The Fifth Element (1997), which was the most expensive French movie at the time, with a budget of EUR90 million ($100 million).
President of the World State Federation:
The Alpha intergalactic space station has reached critical mass in orbit. Its weight and size now poses a serious threat to mother Earth. In its great wisdom, the Central Committee has decided to use all resources necessary to release the space ...
In the opening scene of the movie an American Apollo and Russian Soyuz craft link up. The distance shot is of the correct two craft but the docking footage is actually from an Apollo command module looking at an Apollo lunar module.
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)