Luc Besson directs the film, which is based on a French comic book. The movie stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

Given the massive changes to the automobile in just the past 50 years, the car could be completely irrelevant by the 28th century. However, Lexus still wants to be on the forefront of transportation design 700 years from now, and the company imagines what that could look like with the Skyjet for the upcoming sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.




The Skyjet is a single-seat pursuit spaceship with stubby wings and a bubble-like canopy. The designers incorporate the brand’s spindle grille into the nose of the craft, which doesn’t make too much sense for something flying through space. It also has triangular LED headlights that evoke the upcoming LC500 coupe. Other than the front end, the shape doesn’t really fit with the brand’s current, very angular look.

Directed by Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element, Lucy), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an adaptation of the French comic series Valérian. Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne play a pair of agents that go to the intergalactic city Alpha on an adventure. The cast also includes Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, and Rihanna. It’s the highest-budget European motion picture ever produced and arrives in theaters in July 2017.

You can check out the trailer below. There’s a brief glimpse of the Lexus Skyjet at 1:16 just before Rihanna’s appearance in the clip.

We have to wait 700 years to find out if Lexus really builds a spaceship, but the brand has new products on the way in the nearer future. The LC500 arrives early in 2017 as the company’s flagship coupe. The company is also working on a replacement for the LS. Spy shots don’t reveal much about the design yet, but the shape may have cues from last year’s LF-FC concept. The official debut could come in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and sales would potentially begin by the third quarter.

Source: Lexus

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