Luc Besson Teases Time-Traveling 'Valerian' In Behind the Scenes Images

Valerian - H 2015
<p>Valerian - H 2015</p>   |   Jean-Claude Mézières/Dargaud
Wondering what to expect from 'The Fifth Element' director's comic book epic? Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan and lots of blue screen, for now.

It's more than a year until audiences will get a chance to see the finished Valerian, Luc Besson's return to high space opera sci-fi following 1997's The Fifth Element, but in the meantime, the director is offering tantalizing teases of what to expect.

The movie — an adaptation of a 1960s French comic strip about a time traveling cop protecting the timestream created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres — features an eclectic all-star cast including Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, Herbie Hancock, Suicide Squad's Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen. Dane DeHaan will play the title role.

Besson is writing and directing the adaptation, currently in production, as well as using social media to act as the project's hype-man, sharing images of sets and cast on Instagram:


Day 4 Happy actors!!!

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DAY 12 Welcome to planet Kyrian!

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DAY 13 Creatures on Kyrian...

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End of 3rd week.

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DAY17 Lost in the desert....

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DAY 19 Blue day.....

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More images can be found here. Valerian is scheduled for release July 21, 2017.