With the premiere of "Fifth Element" director Luc Besson's upcoming new science fiction epic, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," happening this month, STX Entertainment has now unleashed a slew of brand new video clips to further increase the hype for the upcoming movie. The film, which is based on the French science fiction comic series "Valérian and Laureline," will be a visual epic that shows a universe like no other thanks to the advancement of cinematography technology and the vision of Besson to bring the world and the characters within the comic book series to life.

Bringing to life a classic

The original 1967 "Valérian and Laureline" followed the adventures of Spatio-Temporal cops Valérian and Laureline as they traverse both space and time to bring peace to the universe in the 28th Century. The movie itself will be based on their visit to the incredible city of Alpha, which is basically a growing space metropolis that houses thousands of species from the four corners of the galaxy. The city also houses the central knowledge of all the species in the galaxy, but something sinister is apparently planning to destroy all of it. The heroes are tasked to discover the origins of the threat and to stop it from destroying the peaceful existence of Alpha.

New video clips

Aside from the main trailer that was recently released, which basically welcomed viewers to the City of a Thousand Planets, STX released four new clips that showcase different scenes within the movie.

The first clip shows Valerian and Laureline leaving exo-space followed by a short bit about how Laureline's driving makes Valerian uncomfortable.

The second clip shows Laureline talking to three aliens and asking them about Valerian's whereabouts.

The third clip shows Valerian breaking into the different habitats found within Alpha after he is given directions by Laureline.

The final clip shows the duo jumping into their ship as they try to evade a creature that is ripping apart their vehicle.

An iconic series

The best-selling comic book series is considered to be a classic amongst science fiction writers and artists. It has also served as an inspiration for generations of artists, filmmakers, and writers since it was first released in 1967. The final installment in the long-running series was published in 2010. The entire collection was compiled into a graphic novel album, which contains twenty-one volumes. The series has received various awards and accolades throughout the years including the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême.

"Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" is scheduled to hit theaters this month, on July 21.