Ooh and aah over the extraordinary sci-fi world of Valerian

Luc Besson’s new $200 million psychedelic space opera opens at the end of the month, but in the meantime, you can explore Alpha, the “City of a Thousand Planets”, and, uh, a thousand other planets with this interactive 3D promo featuring concept art and stuff from the movie. It’s got a commentary and everything.

“Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other,” reads the film’s blurb. “There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.”

I’m hyped.