LOS ANGELES: Hollywood
The future is here and in Hollywood. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets premiered this week in Los Angeles. Hollywood was full of movie enthusiasts as celebrities walked the red carpet in front of press, bloggers, fans, agents and just about everyone else in the mix at this A – List premiere. Who was there? Luc Besson, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Rihanna, Kris Wu and more. A big budget film with a small but tailored premiere. The right people were invited and not the normal cattle call of Hollywood “everyone”. Still, that didn’t keep fans from lining Hollywood Boulevard for hours to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrities.
Dane DeHaan, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Luc Besson & Kris Wu
Dane DeHaan, Rihanna & Luc Besson
“In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.”
The film releases nationwide July 21 and BOX OFFICE SALES should be huuuuuuge! (Click on the link to monitor) Film budget? Try on $180 million dollars. I forsee a future of heavy money making due to worldwide sales. The after party was intimate and held nowhere nearby but across town at the Chateau Marmont. (Photos were not allowed). We can say this film is one worth seeing on the big screen. Don’t wait for on demand viewing unless you have a private theater in your home.