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Lots of sci-fi movie fans are, in a word, excited about this summer’s impending release of ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.’  Based on the series of French graphic comics novels first published in 1967 under the title ‘Valerian and Laureline,’ director Luc Besson has long wanted to bring the property to the big-screen.

Besson, of course, is no stranger to lavish-looking sci-fi film experiences.  Having helmed last year’s ‘Lucy‘ and 1997’s ground-breaking and much-adored visual feast ‘The Fifth Element,’ anticipation is understandably high for Besson to deliver the goods.

The final trailer for the film has officially landed, and it is, as one would expect, an eyeful.  Take a good look for yourself (and don’t be ashamed if you need to watch it a few times through to take it all in)!

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ will debut in American theaters on July 21, 2017.

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Tony Schaab rolls his eyes when he hears kids reference a screen-cap of the original NES Super Mario game as a “Minecraft Mario” – you damn kids, get off my lawn!  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Twitter or follow him on Facebook to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.