Herbie Hancock, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Rihanna and Clive Owen to star in sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, plus a first look

EuropaCorp has released first look images from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The sci-fi epic film is directed by cult favorite filmmaker Luc Besson and stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu.

Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureling, visionary filmmaker Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

Click on the image below to see the entire set of preview images from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, on EW.com.

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