The exciting and glossy French science fiction action-adventure space opera Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Has been released on DVD. It is written and directed by Luc Besson and co-produced by Besson and his wife, Virginie Besson-Silla. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. It stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, with Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer in supporting roles. I would also like to read the original Science fiction story as many fans say it is superior to the film, which surprisingly did not perform as well as many had expected at the box office. So far I have downloaded the first issue of Valerian and Laureline “The City of Shifting Waters” free on Kindle and would like to read further issues. There is also a book of stunning science-fiction Concept Art for the film, which I would like to read as I am heavily into the Science-fiction/fantasy art of Roger Dean, H.R.Giger, Roger Whelan and many othets
It takes place in the 28th century, on the space station Alpha where millions of creatures from different planets live peacefully and exchange their knowledge and cultures. Alpha began as a space station around Earth and grew as more alien species colonised it. Valerian and Laureline are special agents living on Space Station Alpha. During a dream, Valerian sees a planet where a low-tech humanoid race lives peacefully in a tropical paradise FIshing for energy-containing pearls and using certain animals to duplicate them. However thier peaceful existence is violently cut short
Valerian and Laureline are sent on a mission to retrieve one of the rare animals from his dream, called a “converter”, from a black market dealer. He and Laureline obtain the converter and return to Alpha, where they are told by Commander Filitt that part of the station has been infected by an unknown force, rendering it highly toxic, and that the troops that were sent into the area have not returned, and that the infection is spreading.
so Laureline and Valerian are assigned to protect the commander. Sadly they are ambushed by humanoid aliens who kidnap the Commander. Luckily Valerian frees himself and the others and pursues the kidnappers, who head for the infected area however this does not go well, Later Laureline goes searching for Valerian and finds him unconscious at the edge of the infected area. Then she herself is kidnapped by a group of primitive humanoids, however Valerian and a Shapeshifter named Bubble manage to rescue Laureline and escape. As Valerian and Laureline venture further into the infected area, they also discover where Commander Filitt is being held.
The leader of the humanoids explains to Valerian that his people were living peacefully on the planet Mül when two technologically advanced races, one of them human, started fighting, then a doomsday weapon was fired during the conflict, this successfully destroyed the enemy, unfortunately it also destroyed Mül. Luckily A small group of survivors sheltered in a crashed spaceship and managed to repair it, learning much about technology and the history of other races. They Journeyed to Alpha where they constructed a spaceship that could recreate a planet like Mül. However they still need a Converter and a Pearl in order to launch the ship. Valerian and Laureline then learn of Filitt’s dubious activities during the destruction of Mül, however they are rudely interupted when Filitt’s robot soldiers attack and all hell breaks loose…