As a big fan of The Fifth Element, I’m eagerly awaiting Luc Besson’s return to the genre with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Set in the 28th century, the story follows special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) as they investigate a mystery in the bustling metropolis of Alpha.
Today, we’re pleased to bring you an exclusive look at one of the many species inhabiting Alpha, the Azin Mö. Here’s the official description:
The Azin Mö are the medical doctors of Alpha, the city of a thousand planets, intergalactically famous for their extraordinary materialization abilities and immortal nature. They can produce any organic cell and so have the gift of spontaneous regeneration. They also have the ability to “teleport”, but they require several days to recover from each trip, during which time they are physically and mentally feeble, which makes them paradoxically vulnerable. Over the centuries, they have been a favorite target of mercenaries and space pirates seeking to usurp the species’ powers.
Check out an image of the Azin Mö below, and click here to read our interview with Besson and Delevingne about the new trailer. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens July 21st and also stars Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer.
Here’s the official synopsis for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets:
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.