Renowned filmmaker Luc Besson, who scored a huge hit with his 2014 action thriller Lucy, is back with the 2017 release Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Besson based his space epic on Valerian and Laureline, a French science fiction comic series that he started reading at the age of 10.
Throughout his career Besson has helped propel the careers of Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita) and Milla Jovovich (La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element), and one would assume actress Cara Delevingne’s career (she plays Laureline) will also reap the benefits of Besson’s storytelling. Dane DeHaan, whose previous credits include Chronicle, Kill Your Darlings and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is now front and center as Valerian.
Click on the media bar below to hear Dane DeHaan talk about the “space bro”-ness behind Valerian and why, when push comes to shove, this warrior consistently relies upon the strength of Laureline.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens July 21, 2017.