What would you wear to a dinner party at the edge of the galaxy in the 28th century?
Now everyone has a chance to answer that question, as a costume designer for a major science fiction movie release. Director Luc Besson, best known for his outlandish style in the 1997 Bruce Willis/Milla Jovovich sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, is looking for a few good outfits to feature in a dinner party scene in a city of millions and a myriad of humanoid alien races. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is scheduled for release in 2017, now in pre-production.
Besson, who also directed La Femme Nikita, The Professional, and Lucy, made a long-lasting statement in sci-fi fashion with his characters from The Fifth Element. From Milla Jovovich’s body-taped Leeloo, to Bruce Willis’s understated everyman Korben Dallas, to the over-the-top Chris Tucker’s Ruby Rhod, from the striking opera singer Diva Plavalaguna (Maïwenn), to Gary Oldman’s creepy and villainous Zorg, the movie was a visual spectacle.
How do you enter the contest?
All you need to know is in this video presentation with Luc Besson:
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on Valerian and Laureline, the French science fiction comic book series from the 1960s, created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. Get an advance look at the original source material before the movie comes out here.
Cast so far tapped for Besson’s movie include leads Cara Delevingne (Pan, Anna Karenina) as Laureline and Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-man 2) as Valerian, and Clive Owen (Children of Men).
Good luck to all who enter!