Luc Besson’s upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks like it’s going to be one of the trippiest sci-fi movies to come around since, well, The Fifth Element. A new trailer for the film shows off new aliens and more over-the-top spectacle than is probably healthy for early morning viewing.
Adapted from a beloved French graphic novel series, Valerian is a huge risk for Besson and film studio EuropaCorp. With a reported budget of $200 million, it’s one of the most expensive movies ever made in Europe. Besson’s said it’s the movie he’s wanted to make his entire life. That lifelong passion oozes out of every frame of the new trailer. We’ll get even more of it when the movie comes out this July.