Besson has been publicizing the film at Comic-Con (see “New Images From Valerian”) and now the New York Comic Con, and obviously hopes to do even better with Valerian than with The Fifth Element, which earned the equivalent of $100 million at the North American box office in 1997, but reached an even wider audience on TV and cable.
Sci-Fi Epic From 5th Element Director Due in July, 2017
Posted by ICv2 on October 6, 2016 @ 3:04 pm CT
Valerian Wikidpedia entry). Mezieres, who worked with Besson on The Fifth Element, is collaborating on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which is slated to debut on July 21, 2017.