There’s another comic book movie coming next year that you shouldn’t miss, and it’s not from either Disney/Marvel or Warner/DC: Luc Bresson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based on the Valérian and Laureline bande dessinée by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières.
EuropaCorp released a teaser trailer for the movie today set to a single verse of The Beatles’ “Because,” with John Lennon’s “Ahhhh” refrain stretched out to creepy effect to underscore the sci-fi action. Here is the verse in question for your convenience: “Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry / Because the sky is blue…aaaaaaaahhhh.””
Expect an international revival of interest in bande dessinée because of this movie, perhaps even being added to the YA fan base.
Trailer and photo gallery: