EuropaCorp announced seven newly signed licensing partners for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the upcoming live action feature film directed by visionary filmmaker Luc Besson.
The licensees include National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) for action figures, die-cast vehicles and prop replicas; Funko for Pop! and Mystery Mini figures; ACCO Brands for calendars; Love & Madness for jewelry, patches, tattoos, hair accessories, bags, and tech accessories; Just Toys for impulse aisle and blind bag items and many more licensees.
These new licensees join the recently announced interactive partner, Spil Games, who will be releasing a mobile/tablet game based on the film.
The licensing deals were brokered by Striker Entertainment, EuropaCorp’s worldwide licensing agency.
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline, the film advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique, and epic science fiction saga.
“Striker has put together an incredible line up of partners for the film,” said Virginie Besson-Silla, producer of Valerian. “These companies understand the property and we are confident in everyone’s ability to further elevate the world of Valerian.”
Russell Binder, President of Striker Entertainment said, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets delivers on everything we love about science fiction. The film is packed with aliens, spaceships, weapons, heroes and villains, and all things that lend themselves to merchandise, but it rests on captivating characters and compelling storylines that make this much more than purely a visually dazzling experience. This is the kind of movie that sticks!”