Watch the First Trailer for Luc Besson’s Space Opera ‘Valerian’

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The first trailer for Luc Besson’s sci-fi epic “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” landed on planet Earth Thursday morning.

The film is based on the French comic series “Valerian and Laureline” and stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline. Herbie Hancock, John Goodman, Rihanna, Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke also star. Besson directed the film and wrote the screenplay.

The 90-second teaser trailer shows DeHaan and Delevingne teaming up to the tune of the Beatles’ “Because,” which Besson said is the first time the group gave up rights to the song.

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“I’m so happy,” he said, explaining that he had assumed Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr would have declined their request.

Set in the 28th century, “Valerian” exists in a time when humanity has discovered the craft of time travel.

Besson launched the trailer on IMDb’s Facebook live feed, and also planned a Q&A after the footage went live.

“Jumping on Twitter after the #Valerian teaser launch. Look forward to your questions 👽 #AskLucBesson #Valerian,” he wrote on twitter.

Besson revealed during the Q&A that he scrapped an early draft of the script for “Valerian” after seeing “Avatar.”

“[James Cameron] set the bar so high, I had to rethink,” he said. “It was not big enough, it was not good enough.”

“Valerian” is scheduled for release in July 2017.

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