WHO’S IN IT?

Dane DeHaan (A Cure For Wellness), Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad), Clive Owen (Children of Men), Rihanna (Battleship), Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight), Herbie Hancock (Miles Ahead), Kris Wu (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E), Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsman), Alain Chabat (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Mathieu Kassovitz (Amélie), Jonas Bloquet (Elle), Sand Van Roy (film debut), Sasha Luss (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), director, writer, producer; Virginie Besson-Silla (Lucy), producer; Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), composer; Thierry Arbogast (Léon), cinematographer; Julien Rey (The Family), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the 28th century, Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories of the galaxy. They soon receive an assignment that takes them to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where alien species from across the universe have converged over centuries sharing knowledge, intelligence, and culture. However, at the centre of Alpha lies a dark force that threatens its peaceful existence, and both Valerian and Laureline must race to stop the threat before it consumes not just Alpha, but the entire galaxy…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

French filmmaker and possible madman Luc Besson returns to the world of OTT sci-fi action which sees him adapting a popular set of graphic novels into a big-budget CGI extravaganza.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST 2017