Lexus goes to space with Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi flick

Lexus goes to space with Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi flick image

The acclaimed French director is returning in style as he signed the new sci-fi project based on a French comic book. You might remember Besson as the man behind the Fifth Element or the Taxi series.

We’re generally rooting for Besson – even though his movies don’t necessary talk to the most mature part of the audience. But imagination is a strong force, and one that shouldn’t be discarded even when it comes looking like childish attempts. This new movie might become just as relevant as the original Star Wars – and that one was definitely not really MBA material. Anyways, we digress – let’s head back to the movie starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. The story takes place some 700 years into the future, in the 28th century. It appears Lexus has every intention to live on until that time comes and apparently has no problem ditching the four wheels in the process.

The company is imagining what would transportation would look like with the Skyjet, at least in the universe of the sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The Lexus space ship is a single-seat pursuit vehicle with wings and a bubble-like canopy. The designers incorporate the brand’s spindle grille – which is a wonder since there’s no air in outer space. The triangular LED headlights seem to be inspired by the upcoming LC500 coupe – but that’s as much as relationships to XXI century cars go. The adaptation of the French comic series Valérian also has among the cast names such as Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, and Rihanna and it’s the biggest-budget European motion picture ever produced – hitting theaters in July 2017.

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