PICTURES – The US site Entertainment Weekly has posted unpublished photos taken on the set of the next film by Luc Besson, adapted comics created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in the late 60s.
Sublime! This is what can be said of the new photos taken on the set of Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets and revealed this weekend by the US site Entertainment Weekly. No doubt, the feature film signed by director Luc Besson looks colorful.
With its 197 million euro budget, this adaptation of the comic by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mezieres remains the most expensive French film of all time. An ambitious project for Luc Besson returns to science fiction, nineteen years after the Fifth Element .
In this intergalactic epic, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline ( Cara Delevingne) are two agents with the ability to travel through time. Their mission is to protect the capital of an empire of the XXVIII century. Alongside them, there are also the casting actors John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen, Herbie Hancock but singer Rihanna.
“The big difference between my film and Marvel formula is that Marvel we know after five minutes is the villain. Their films are very well made, but this formula bothers me a bit. What is new here is that two agents, and in a single film, there is a police investigation. So we do not know who is really bad before the end. This is a true story, “says director of Lucy .
Luc Besson adds, “If you do not like science fiction, I still want you to love the film. At the same time, I told myself, try to do everything, before being told that this is impossible. Let us have the imagination to go after. “
” Let’s try to do something complicated, with aliens and robots and stuff. It’s not deep and complicated. This is ultra-sophisticated to do, but it looks easy. As a cocktail party where you do not even feel the alcohol, “he concludes. The film is expected in cinemas in 2017.