Luc Besson - Valerian

edited May 2015 in General Movies & TV Posts: 1,985
Wow, the first tweet of Luc Besson is to announce Valerian and Laureline on the big screen :



And then we learn these archetypal French sci-fi heroes (yes the concept exists, but Valerian and Laureline are the sole known examples), will be played by Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, arg...

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Big pressure here for them to deliver the French attitude (Valerian brags a lot and does not do much, and Laureline saves the day).

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  • Posts: 5,767
    Ah, so that's why I constantly think of space movies hese last two days.

    I never read any French scifi comics, but that picture you posted, @Suivez, suggests an intriguing atmosphere. I'm curious if Besson is going to make it look French or American.
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    I remember some of the comics in Dutch when I was a younger fellow but found them inferiour to the British Doctor Who. But the comics were pretty decent nonetheless. Looking forward to any Luc Besson movie. They rarely fail to entertain.
  • edited May 2015 Posts: 1,985
    I know a bit Dr Who (well mostly some Tom Baker episodes and the whole Eccleston season), and I would not try to compare them. Laureline is not Valerian's companion, but at least his equal. And in the sixties, it was quite a big deal (keep in mind, Valerian started in 1967...). And Valerian is not a alien at all...

    Valerian is the kind of hero who gets drunk during his mission. But I really don't know if they'll respect that for the movie. I cannot imagine this movie to be average for a reader of the comics, it's going to be hit or miss IMO... (or possibly a very good movie that happens to have characters called Valerian and Laureline !).

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    FYI, Luc Besson already used (officially) the skills of Valerian's cartoonist to create the visual mood of The Fifth Element.
  • edited May 2015 Posts: 1,985
    Also how will they deal with all that looks like something well known now... :)

    From the comics whose movie will be adapted according to the title, for instance, at one moment Valerian is frozen like this..

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    quite a few years before you know what.

    Frankly I hope it'sa movie that is being produced because Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge success. Let's hope it means the fun will be there. And it may look like a copycat in the end, but a very strong female character may do the difference, Cara Delinvingne may not suspect she plays a role which means a lot for many French, she's the real hero, who happens to be in love with an anti-hero (Laureline is a first name created by the comics' author, and a few thousands French christened their daughter Laureline after that).
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