Page from “Valerian and The Thousand Planets”, a classic French comic book

Great news from Besson himself via Twitter!

The Maestro Himself

Or in many more words: The dynamic and multifaceted Alexandre Desplat, fresh off a highly publicized scheduling conflict and departure from Disney’s Star Wars:Rogue One, is now composing the musical score for Luc Besson’s ambitious live-action comic-book space opera “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”.

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The movie opens July 2017, and stars Herbie Handcock, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen, Rihanna, John Goodman, Rutger Hauer, and Ethan Hawke. And spaceships and aliens and sci-fi action and probably a fantastic score.

Just a quick “heads up” for those of you who get excited about such things!

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(Below: Desplat’s “Rise of the Gaurdians” soundtrack, a true film music masterpiece of the fantasy and adventure genres.)