Desplat Jumps From “Star Wars” To “Valerian”

Last week came word that Alexandre Desplat, who was originally going to score Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts caused by the production’s extensive reshoots. As a result, Disney’s go-to composer Michael Giacchino has been brought in to take over scoring duties.

With Desplat likely having already thought up a bunch of sci-fi style music for the project, he isn’t letting it go to waste it would seem. Today, “The Fifth Element” filmmaker Luc Besson has announced that Desplat will score his upcoming comic adaptation “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne.

A return to the genre for the filmmaker, the story follows a pair of time agents in the future who are tasked with investigating the vast space metropolis of Alpha, where not everything is as it seems. This also marks a change for Besson who normally employs Eric Serra for his scores. He’s still using Serra on the thriller “The Lake” which he produced.

“Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” is currently slated to open July 21st.