Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the latest film from acclaimed French director, Luc Besson. Based on a French comic book by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres, Valerian was perfect for the big screen treatment. The movie was filled with stunning visuals and fantastic beings in all shapes and sizes. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was beautiful to watch. Sadly, there is so much to look at on the screen it is hard to see everything.
Fortunately Titan Publishing has published The Art of the Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. This art book is 192 glossy pages and is filled images that take your breath away. Everything looks so realistic.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets tells the story of a pair of special operatives Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne) who undertake a mission to stop a dark force that threatens not just Alpha, the City of a Thousand Planets but the universe itself. Their adventures take them across unusual alien landscapes as they seek allies among the exotic races on Alpha.
The Art of the Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is broken down into 13 chapters including the Introduction. The book goes in the same order as the movie starting with the origin of Alpha all the way through the conclusion of Valerian’s and Laureline’s mission. The art in these sections include everything from alien races, to planets and equipment.
The colorful illustrations are accompanied by text written by Mark Salisbury. Salisbury’s previous works include Dark Shadows: A Visual Companion, Elysium: The Art of the Film and Prometheus: The Art of the Film. All of the aforementioned titles are available from Titan Publishing.
This oversized book measures 12.2 x 0.8 x 11 inches and is published by Titan Publishing. The Art of the Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets can be found wherever fine books are sold with a suggested retail price of $39.95.