Lexus travels into space in probably the much-awaited sci-fi movie this 2017. The film, “Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets” is Luc Besson’s adaptation of a French comic book series. The European motion picture is set in a highly unusual intergalactic world known as the Alpha city. Thus, a high-tech space vehicle is an inevitable choice. Luc Besson’s sci-fi tale will be featuring Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke and Rihanna while Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHann will be playing the major role as space agents.
Interestingly, the single-seat space craft designed by Europacorp and Lexus bears a close resemblance to Lexus’ upcoming model. The SkyJet’s triangular headlamps and spindle nose grille are obviously inspired by the new LC500 Coupe. We couldn’t help but wonder if Lexus will be building real space ships in the next 700 years. The SkyJet as we know is only a fictional flying machine since it is envisioned for the 28th century. Though we won’t be there when it happens, at least we can get a hold of Lexus’ latest LC500 Coupe.
Designing the SkyJet has required Besson and his team to consult Takeaki Kato, Lexus’ Chief Engineer for advise. Europacorp is a film and television studio where Luc Besson (the director) is also the founder. Besson fondly shared his thoughts about their partnership with Lexus. He admired the brand for centering its technology and innovation towards the future. Their teamwork has nevertheless brought the most futuristic design for a spacecraft that would fit the story’s 28th century setting. The modern design cues very much represent the “Valerian era”, which is projected 700 years ahead of our time.
David Nordstrom, Lexus’ Global Branding Department GM expressed his gratitude for being part of Luc Besson’s futuristic film. According to Nordstrom, Lexus is honoured to make Besson’s dream into reality and that they have enjoyed the challenge it has brought to their brand. This inspires them to deliver the most advanced design philosophy and technology innovations in their upcoming engagements.
Europacorp has also produced blockbuster films such as “The Transporter”, “Lucy” as well as the movie “Taken”. Its latest films include “Renegades” featuring JK Simmon and Sullivan Stapleton, “Miss Sloane” which stars Jessica Chastain and “Shut In” with Naomi Watts. “Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets” will come out in cinemas this July 2017. In the meantime, you can watch the recently released trailer to catch a glimpse of the glorious SkyJet flying in the outer space.