The Fifth Element hit theaters in 1997. Wait, that can’t be right. That would mean it’s been close to 20 years … well, that is the case, and now we have a new sci-fi film coming out from Fifth Element director and co-screenwriter Luc Besson, who we can also thank for 2014’s Lucy.
His next film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is not a direct sequel, but you will see similarities to The Fifth Element: like in the start of the trailer where we find space ships zipping between buildings on a sort of air highway or when the cabin doors open at 00:19. It definitely brings us back to Korben Dallas’ (Bruce Willis) home-sweet-home where he provided a hiding place for Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) in the 1997 film.
We’ve gotten ahead of ourselves talking about specifics and have yet to cover the basics: The film is set in the 28th century and is based on the French graphic novel series Valérian and Laureling, reports Variety. Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) take on the title roles, who at first glance appear to be in a romantic relationship but are actually undercover. The two are operatives for the government of human territories. Their job is to maintain order in the universe. While they are coworkers, it appears Valerian is up for getting friendly with his partner.
You’ll see what we mean in the below trailer, set to The Beatles’ song “Because”:
If it’s been a minute since you’ve seen The Fifth Element, here’s a refresher:
One big difference that stands out is Valerian involves time travel.
This isn’t the first time DeHaan and Delevingne have worked together, with both both co-starring in the forthcoming film Tulip Fever (February 24, 2017), opposite Alicia Vikander.
You may know Delevingne from her film work, but you can get to know her and her eyebrows a bit more over at Graham Norton:
Besson has both written and directed Valerian, set to release on July 21, 2017. You can also look for Clive Owen, Rihanna, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke and Herbie Hancock.
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