Back in May Luc Besson announced that he would be adapting the graphic novel, Valerian, into what will no doubt be an epic sci-fi. He bagged Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Cara Delevigne (Paper Towns, Suicide Squad) to star.
Besson has now confirmed that Clive Owen has joined the cast!
Owen will play a character known as Arün Filitt, and he joins the previously announced Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne, who play members of an elite corps of time travel agents who travel the universe through space and time, helping to maintain order in the 28th century.
Besson will write and direct, while Virginie Besson Silla will produce on behalf of EuropaCorp, which will finance, produce and distribute.
The graphic novel — set in the 28th century, when humanity discovered how to time-travel — was created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967 and has since sold more than 10 million copies in 21 languages. Valerian and Laureline are agents of the Spatio-Temporal Service, which protects the planets of the Terran Empire.
EuropaCorp has set a July 21, 2017 worldwide release date for Valerian: Production is set to start in December with a budget of $180 million.
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) August 19, 2015