Luc Besson To Direct Sci-Fi “Valerian”

Almost twenty years after tackling sci-fi with the trippy “The Fifth Element,” filmmaker Luc Besson is returning to the genre with plans to write and direct an adaptation of the iconic French sci-fi graphic novel series “Valerian” for EuropaCorp.

Dane DeHaan (“The Amazing Spider Man 2”) and Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”) will star in the film, entitled “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” which will begin shooting this December ahead of a release in Summer 2017.

Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres penned the original 1967 comic, a blending of space opera and time travel elements, which follows two spatio-temporal agents who help defend a utopian 28th century Earth and its neighboring planets from villains.

Virginie Besson Silla will produce. The first logo is also out below:

Source: Deadline