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  • 'Valerian': How Luc Besson Secured David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' for a Big Sequence

    'Valerian' director Luc Besson tells Yahoo Movies why he had to have late music legend's classic song for a key sequence, and how he was able to get it

  • 'Valerian' Review: An Expansive Adventure Whose Creativity Outweighs Uneven Elements

    A long time ago in our very own galaxy, Luc Besson dreamed of directing a movie version of Valérian and Laureline, a sexy French comic book series featuring a pair of futuristic crime fighters who travel through space and time to uphold the law. Although scholars consider the pulp source material to have been an influence on George Lucas’ original Star Wars movie, the equation clearly works the other way around in Besson’s hands, as Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets finds the director doing his best Star Wars impression.

  • 'Valerian' Final Trailer Features Dramatic Chase Through City of Thousand Planets

    Two-minute clip provides visual tour of Alpha, a.k.a., City of a Thousand Planets, the ever-expanding metropolis where universe's many species converge

  • Cara Delevingne and Luc Besson on the 'Valerian' Director's History of Strong Female Action Stars

    There has been a noticeable (and very welcome) uptick in female action characters in films in recent years, from Furiosa to Wonder Woman. But having strong women protagonists is nothing new to Luc Besson, who introduced a young Natalie Portman in Leon: The Professional and Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element, and who helmed other female-centric thrillers like La Femme Nikita, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, and Lucy.

  • New ‘Valerian’ Trailer: Plus Luc Besson on Rihanna, Romance, and Creating ‘The City of a Thousand Planets’

    The early teasers for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets emphasized the otherworldly visuals on display in director Luc Besson’s action-packed space opera due in theaters on July 21. “You definitely learn more about [the story] in this one,” Valerian star Dane DeHaan told Yahoo Movies at a press event earlier this week in New York, where the trailer was screened for the first time. As for the story, Besson remarked to the assembled press at the trailer launch that it’s just your average “boy meets girl, boy wants girl, girl ignores boy” affair … albeit one that happens to play out against an intergalactic backdrop.

  • Comic-Con: Luc Besson's 'Valerian' Pops in Hall H

    Director makes first visit to San Diego event and wows the crowd with a peek at his 2017 sci-fi saga based on a French graphic novel series

  • Luc Besson Shares First Looks at Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan in ‘Valerian’

    Luc Besson shares first look at stars of summer 2017 sci-fi film via an Instagram post, followed today by five more exclusive looks at the film posted at