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Iconic action director Luc Besson seeking innovative and original costume designs for his new sci-fi action epic

valerian-book-cover-art-imagesEuropaCorp has teamed up with Yahoo Style on a global search for innovative and original costume designs to be featured in the upcoming science fiction epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen.

The contest will run through November 27, 2015. Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, Joe Zee will serve as one of the judges, along with the film’s writer/director Luc Besson and costume designer Olivier Bériot, who will choose up to twenty winners whose designs will appear in the film. Winners will be announced on December 14, 2015 and will also win $1,000.

“I believe the world we live in is filled with people from all walks of life who possess an abundance of creativity and untapped potential,” said filmmaker Luc Besson. “My hope is that by offering a contest like this to artists worldwide, we will gain access to inspired and original creations from a plethora of fresh perspectives, and the film will benefit from this collaboration.”

To learn more about the contest and submit your designs, click Here.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline – filmmaker Luc Besson adapts this iconic source material into an epic and contemporary science fiction saga. Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him. Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.

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