Orange and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: an intergalactic duo

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the film adaptation of the hit comic book and Luc Besson’s latest blockbuster, released in France on 26 July.

The fruit of a close collaboration with Orange, the film launches the viewer into an unforgettable space odyssey. Discover what went on behind the scenes of this cinematic adventure and partnership.

2740. Valerian and Laureline, two spatio-temoporal agents responsible for maintaining order in the human territories, are given a new assignment by the Minister of Defense. The duo set off on an intergalactic mission to the multicultural megalopolis Alpha. But dark forces are in play, threatening the peaceful City of a Thousand Planets. To save the universe, Valerian and Laureline embark on a formidable race against the clock.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Orange: a solid film partnership

With Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Luc Besson returns to his childhood love of science fiction and comic books.

Valerian is the dream of a lifetime.
enthuses the famous filmmaker.

The cult comic by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide since its debut in the 1970s, is finally ready for cinematic release after three years in production. With a budget of 197 million Euros, Valerian is the most expensive blockbuster in the history of French cinema. This is a bold move, one that counted on support from Orange. As a key player in the 7th art, the Orange Group is present throughout the film industry: from co-production to cinema releases and digital distribution on all screens.

Orange and a partnership of emotions

“This partnership confirms and demonstrates once again how committed Orange is to bringing all the emotions of film to life for our customers,” said Stéphane Richard, Orange CEO.

Orange Studio, the Group’s film subsidiary, co-invested in this film, which is highly anticipated by all fans of Luc Besson and the comic series. Starting in November, Valerian will also be available to preview on video on demand through Orange TV. Orange Cinéma Séries (OCS), the Orange TV package, will be the first to distribute the film on TV in May 2018.

Exclusive content and experiences

Thanks to the power of our networks, Orange brings film to life, making it more accessible and bringing it closer to viewers around the world.
says Stéphane Richard.

OCS Fans have already been able to watch online trailers and behind-the-scenes interviews before anyone else on Orange Sponsors You and Fans OCS. The Group has also organised several events and competitions to reward cinema-goers for their passion.

“Orange understands the film industry and the passion it brings, and is a great partner,” says Luc Besson.