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Watch the first trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Luc Besson!

BNP Paribas teamed up with Luc Besson in an exclusive partnership to create the biggest European film ever produced. Now it offers you a first glimpse of the adventures of Valerian and Laureline. The film is scheduled for release in July 2017.


The year is 2740. Valerian and Laureline are two agents that travel through time and space. They speed through time and space in their spaceship “The Intruder” to accomplish the various missions assigned to them by the central power. This new adventure takes them to "Alpha”, an orbital station that hosts 17 million individuals from the four corners of the universe. Here, nearly 8,000 different species share their knowledge and experiences, technologies and powers. Pretty much the worst place to conduct an investigation...

The first trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

A unique partnership

For the first time in its history the Bank is making a capital investment in a ground-breaking film production and intends to offer to its entire audience exclusive experiences.

The Valerian experience

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Follow the Valerian adventure with BNP Paribas and check-out our website on November 22 for une new unique experience.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and Laureline written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières is a cult comic book of the late 60’s.

This film marks Luc Besson’s return to space opera, twenty years after ‘The Fifth Element’, and confirms his penchant for the genre of science-fiction. The world of the Fifth Element already drew inspiration from the Valerian albums. 

It is interesting to know that a script was ready in 2009 when James Cameron’s Avatar was released. After Besson watched this film, he felt unsatisfied with his own work and decided to start from scratch.

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