Monday, April 24, 2017

Besson's new 'Valerian' film inspires comic book giveaway

An exclusive comic book featuring the stories that inspired the upcoming film Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will be available to fans around the world for free at local comic book stores on Saturday, May 6, as part of “Free Comic Book Day.” 

In anticipation of the July 21 release of  the film, this 32-page, free issue will feature a preview of the story from the comics that inspired the movie, as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes content from the summer flick developed and produced by EuropaCorp and distributed in the U. S. by STXfilms.

DeHaan and Delevingne star as Valerian and Laureline
The original ground-breaking French comic series of VALERIAN AND LAURELINE, published by Les Éditions Dargaud, was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, and inspired a generation of artists, writers, and filmmakers. The series ran for 43 years and is collected in 23 volumes. This year, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary, thus coinciding with the feature film. 

”It gives me incredible joy to finally bring to the big screen, 50 years later, the work of comic book creators Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières that originally sparked my imagination and set me on this incredible journey,” said writer/ director Luc Besson. “I look forward to introducing a new generation of fans to the adventures of Valerian and Laureline.”

Besson's film is expected to be a visually spectacular new adventure film, starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer. The film is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla,

STXfilms thanks Cinebook and Bliss on Tap, both apparently instrumental in bringing this preview issue to fans on Free Comic Book Day. The 32-page preview issue will be printed at its original, European size. Check with your local comic book shop for more details. Availability will be limited.

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