PRODUCTION COMMENCES ON LUC BESSON'S
"VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS"
STARRING DANE DEHAAN AND CARA DELEVINGNE
Based on Dargaud's French science fiction graphic novel series "Valerian and Laureline" created by Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin
JANUARY 6, 2016 (PARIS, FRANCE) - Principle photography has commenced on the Luc Besson written and directed film VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, slated for release . Besson based his screenplay on the French science fiction comic series "Valerian and Laureline" created by artist Jean-Claude Mézières and writer Pierre Christin. Also starring in the film is Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu.
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.
Virginie Besson-Silla is producing the film on behalf of EuropaCorp, while Fundamental Films, BNP Paribas, Orange, Universum Film, Gulf Film, River Road Entertainment, Belga Films and TF1 Films Production are the main co-financiers of the movie.
"VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS" begins production January 5, 2016 in Paris.
The "Valerian and Laureline" graphic novel series contains well over 20 volumes. If you would like to check out the series before the movie releases in 2017, you can begin with first 3 volumes pictured below.