Actor Dane DeHaan of the upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets posed with the 28th century single-seater spacecraft produced by Lexus for the film.


Lexus teamed up with the film studio EuropaCorp to create the fictional machine for the film, which also stars Cara DelevigneEthan Hawke and John Goodman. The craft was designed to look grounded, but still set for 700 years in the future. The car company incorporated its signature “spindle” grille, similar to the anticipated 2018 Lexus LC coupe.

“For this partnership we were looking for a brand that’s pioneering in innovation and technology, who is focused on the future more than the past,” said director Luc Besson. The project marks one of the most ambitious films for Besson, as well as the European film with the largest budget ever made. It is an adaptation of French comic series Valérian by Pierre Christin.

The prototype of the futuristic vehicle debuted today with DeHaan present. Before the big reveal, a dramatic light show took place. “I have always wanted to work with Luc Besson because he really hones in on every single detail in his films, bringing the narrative to life in the most imaginative way possible,” DeHaan said. “The collaboration with Lexus on the SKYJET is a great example of this, Valerian’s epic chase scenes with the Skyjet are sure to be one of the most exhilarating moments in the film.”

“When Luc first spoke to us about his vision for Valerian, it was clear that he shared our ambition to go beyond the ordinary and create amazing experiences,” commented Spiros Fotinos, Head of Global Brand Marketing at Lexus. “It was an exciting challenge to help imagine the design and technologies for the SKYJET from a Lexus point of view. In addition to having our brand be part of an incredible story, we got to enjoy the look of our designers and engineers when we told them they get to work on a spaceship!”

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