Based on Pierre Christin‘s French comic book series illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been a longtime passion project for writer-director Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional). Tomorrow, we’ll see the first trailer for Besson’s space adventure, but before we get to see some of Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) in action, we have some new photos that tease the film’s environments and alien designs.
Below, check out the new Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets photos.
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
With the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, director Gore Verbinski proved himself so adept at orchestrating globally popular blockbusters that it often looked like the world of big budget franchise filmmaking had swallowed him whole. While I’ve mostly enjoyed his excursions into the world of big budgets and movie stars (I even have a soft spot for The Lone Ranger!), I could never shake the gut feeling that 2002’s The Ring was his best movie and that his instincts as a filmmaker made him a perfect match for horror in general.
Lo and behold, here’s the trailer for A Cure For Wellness, which finds Verbinski returning to the genre that helped solidify his career. And it certainly has my attention.
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Director Gore Verbinski is coming off the biggest bomb of his career. Verbinski last directed The Lone Ranger, a movie which might’ve lost Disney $150 million. The western was greeted with a mostly negative response from audiences and critics, although it has some fans, especially when it comes to the film’s intricate, often dazzling third act set piece. For his follow-up to the Disney flop, The Ring director returns with A Cure for Wellness. Verbinski’s upcoming film stars Dane DeHaan (Life), Jason Isaacs (Green Zone), and Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac).
Below, check out some A Cure for Wellness promos.
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Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
For a lot of actors, starring in an intense romantic drama set in the Arctic would seem like hard work. For Tatiana Maslany, it probably feels like a vacation since she gets to play just the one character. Two Lovers and a Bear stars the Orphan Black actress as one of the lovers and Dane DeHaan as the other. There is an actual, literal bear in this movie, too, but this might be one of those situations where the real bear is their troubled past or something like that.
Two Lovers and a Bear is the new movie by Kim Nguyen, the Canadian director of War Witch. Check out the Two Lovers and a Bear trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Alicia Vikander was downright inescapable in 2015. The Swedish actress had no fewer than seven films out in U.S. theaters last year — including The Danish Girl, which won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She’ll be a little less ubiquitous in 2016, but there’ll still be plenty of her to go around. She’s got Jason Bourne coming this summer and The Light Between Oceans due this fall. And before either of those hit cinemas, she’ll be seen in Tulip Fever.
Directed by Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), the romantic drama follows Sophia (Vikander), a young woman in 17th century Amsterdam. She’s married to a wealthy older man, Cornelis (Christoph Waltz), but risks everything when she falls into a passionate affair with Jan (Dane DeHaan), the artist hired to paint the couple. Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay, and it’s based on the book of the same title by Deborah Moggach. Watch the first Tulip Fever trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Luc Besson‘s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been high on our must-see list since it was first announced, and it’s only gotten more intriguing with every casting announcement and promotional photo. Now, as if we weren’t excited enough already, we finally have a look at Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) in action, thanks to a behind-the-scenes featurette that debuted with the MTV Movie Awards last night. Delevigne promises this is going to be “the best movie of all time,” and who are we to doubt her? Get your Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets first look below.
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Luc Besson has only directed two movies that can be considered full-on science fiction, but they’re doozies. What Lucy lacks in brains, it more than makes up for in style and total insanity. And The Fifth Element is, of course, one of the wildest exercises in genre imagination to emerge from the ’90s. Besson has made good films and bad films, but there’s a playful silliness and enthusiasm to his work that can’t be denied.
So when the first image from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets arrived yesterday, I took one look at Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in their wacky sci-fi costumes and thought “Yep, this is most definitely a Luc Besson movie.” Now, a new batch of images from this upcoming sci-fi adventure have popped on online and they seem to confirm that this will be the Besson-iest Luc Besson movie in quite some time.
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Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
For the past several months Luc Besson has been working on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as a pair of futuristic agents whose travels take them through space and time. The project looks like a return to the kind of weird, wild, fantastical sci-fi we saw in The Fifth Element — the source material is even co-written by Jean-Claude Mézières, who worked on The Fifth Element — and as such we’ve been waiting eagerly to see what it would look like.
Well, today we finally have a little taste. Besson has shared a Valerian first look image featuring DeHaan and Delevingne suited up as Valerian and Laureline, with the promise of much more to come in the near future. Read More »
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets isn’t quite a return to sci-fi for Luc Besson, as his last feature film, Lucy, was also in the genre. But Lucy didn’t share much in common with The Fifth Element, Besson’s 1997 hit. Valerian, his new movie and his biggest picture to date, seems to be more in the same mold as The Fifth Element. The sci-fi project stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, Clive Owen, John Goodman, and more, and it’s shooting right now. Get a look at some behind-the-scenes photos after the jump.
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Anton Corbijn‘s Life has been flying under-the-radar the past few months. We saw a trailer for the film back in August, but Corbijn’s bio film didn’t generate much love or awards talk at any festivals. Then again, the director’s second feature film, The American, was hidden from critics and loathed by plenty of moviegoers, and that movie is a terrifically sparse thriller. Corbijn is taking on a very different story with his newest film, though.
Watch the Life trailer after the jump.
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