The teaser poster
The teaser poster

Luc Besson, known for his influential movies like The Fifth Element and Leon The Professional announced an intention to adapt the iconic French sci-fi graphic novel series, Valerian. The European flavoured graphic novel series born in 1967, is the old school science fiction wrote by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières during the height of flower child era which just escaped the fears of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Cara Delevingme who is in the Suicide Squad will be the main stars as tweeted by Besson.

Both stars will playing the roles of Valerian and Laureline in the film which focuses on two spatio-temporal agents who is tasked to defend the utopian Earth and its neighbouring planets from evil forces in the 28th century. The plot is heavily characterized with space opera flavour and time traveling themes, pretty close to Luc Besson’s own sci-fi film, The Fifth Element.Hopefully this will mean the same whimsical yet visionary style of storytelling by the man too.

Virginie Besson Silla will produce the movie while the funding, production and distribution are handled by EuropaCorp. The movie is expected to hit the cinemas in summer of 2017 if everything goes according to the plan. Previously the director did an animated feature on Valerian called Time Jam: Valerian and Laureline with the help of Satelight Studio (Macross Frontier, Aquarion) back in 2007.

Via Deadline & ScreenRant

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