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Old 01-03-17, 09:13 PM   #51
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Any plans to re-release collections of the comics upon this is based?
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Old 03-24-17, 10:16 AM   #52
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Old 03-24-17, 10:56 AM   #53
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

"From the legendary director . . . " seems a bit much.
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Old 03-24-17, 11:09 AM   #54
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

IDK, The Professional and The Fifth Element are great (and it is amazing Lucy made what it did).
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Old 03-24-17, 11:26 AM   #55
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

And he's sort of seen that way in Europe. Has been for years.
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Old 03-24-17, 11:50 AM   #56
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

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IDK, The Professional and The Fifth Element are great (and it is amazing Lucy made what it did).
I would add La Femme Nikita to that list too
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Old 03-24-17, 11:58 AM   #57
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

I thought Lucy was pretty fucking great.
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Old 03-24-17, 01:29 PM   #58
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

I love ALL those movies. I just find it rather pretentious when marketers turn to that kind of hyperbole to sell movies. "From the director of" should be enough, especially when they can underline it with a number of titles from a fairly respected filmography, as they do here. Almost makes me think they know they're facing an uphill battle, at least in some markets, so every gush is needed.
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Old 03-24-17, 01:38 PM   #59
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Besson is one of my favorite directors. I would never call him legendary.
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Old 03-24-17, 01:45 PM   #60
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Poster looks like they're really trying to pull in the YA crowd.
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Old 03-25-17, 08:00 AM   #61
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Old 03-26-17, 11:45 AM   #62
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Did this thing really take 5 years to make, or was it put to the side for a while after the initial announcement?

Looks cool. I'm in.
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Old 03-26-17, 05:01 PM   #63
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

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Did this thing really take 5 years to make, or was it put to the side for a while after the initial announcement?

Looks cool. I'm in.
It has a $180m budget, so it probably took a few years to secure all the funds, get all the rights, write/re-write/doctor the script, etc;

It filmed from early to mid 2016 so that part is pretty normal.
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Old 03-27-17, 01:23 PM   #64
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

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Any plans to re-release collections of the comics upon this is based?
They're released in English editions. Why would they need to re-release them?
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Old 03-27-17, 01:52 PM   #65
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

They'll be releasing a new HC collection of the original stories. The first two volumes have already been announced/solicited.

Hopefully they are successful enough to collect the entire series- as I would love to have all the albums in nice permanent editions.

Very much looking forward to the film, however I have big concerns about Delevingne who strikes me as another model who can pose in front of a green screen but can't really express a personality.
One of the big pleasures of the comic was the relationship between Valarian and Laureline. It's almost a Nick/Nora or Moonlighting type dynamic.
I'm not getting much sense of chemistry in the trailer.
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Old 03-27-17, 03:02 PM   #66
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I would add La Femme Nikita to that list too
Very surprised that wasn't on there.
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Old 03-27-17, 03:40 PM   #67
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Volume one is free at Comixology today.
https://www.comixology.com/Valerian-...l-comic/409017

And kindle, https://www.amazon.com/Valerian-Laur...words=Valerian

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Old 03-27-17, 06:04 PM   #68
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

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Poster looks like they're really trying to pull in the YA crowd.
Agreed. That's an awful poster.
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Old 03-27-17, 08:41 PM   #69
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

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"From the legendary director . . . " seems a bit much.
Legen ... Wait for it .. valerian!

Edited to add: Curse you Brack!
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Old 03-27-17, 09:24 PM   #70
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Got the Kindle version---thanks, Trevor!
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Old 03-28-17, 03:53 PM   #71
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

They're advertising this hard. And well in advance. I keep seeing the ad skin on lots of websites. A new trailer is supposed to come out tomorrow.
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Old 03-29-17, 09:38 AM   #72
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Old 03-29-17, 09:45 AM   #73
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Looks like a mix of Men in Black and The Fifth Element with a few YA elements.

I'm still in.
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Still not getting any hint of real chemistry between the two leads.

All those mouth watering visuals are going to go to waste if the two central characters don't show any spark of life together.
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Old 03-29-17, 02:31 PM   #75
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

I know there's plenty of Besson fans here but this one just isn't grabbing me. The visuals looks great but I'm getting a very Ender's Game/John Carter feel from that trailer.

Having Rihanna pop up didn't help things either.
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