New York Comic Con kicks off on Thursday, director Luc Besson and Jean-Claude Mézières will be in attendance promoting ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.’ New images and poster for the film were released to coincide with the convention.
Besson and Mézières are signing from 11am-12pm and then 2pm-3pm each day at Booth: NC8, located on the North Concourse. New York Comic Con takes place from October 7-9 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan.
Besson (The Fifth Element) directs the $180 million budget sci-fi film based on the French graphic novel series from Pierre Christin and Mézières. The film stars Clive Owen, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delavingne, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, John Goodman, and Herbie Hancock.
Valerian is scheduled for a worldwide release on July 21, 2017.
VALERIAN is a saga that every fan of Star Wars and Star Trek will identify with and love. Valerian and his beautiful, sharp-witted and sharp-tongued partner, Laureline, live adventures set against visually stunning backgrounds: complex architectural inventions, futuristic machines, otherworldly landscapes, and odd-looking aliens that are staples of artist Mezieres’s seemingly boundless visual inventiveness. The stories are gripping and of epic proportion, sweeping along in thrilling, hyperspace speed.