Luc Besson‘s graphic novel adaptation Valerian is to receive a worldwide release via EuropaCorp from July 21, 2017.
The Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne-starring big-screen take on the science fiction novel Valerian will also be released in Imax theaters worldwide. DeHaan is set to play the titular character, a space and time-traveling agent from a futuristic Earth, with Delevingne starring as his red-haired companion, Laureline.
Production is set to begin at the end of 2015, with Besson writing and directing the film. Virginie Besson-Silla will produce on behalf of EuropaCorp, which is financing, producing and distributing Valerian.
The adaptation of the sci-fi property created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres in 1967 joins a EuropaCorp slate that includes The Transporter Refueled; Shut In, starring Naomi Watts, to be released on Feb. 19, 2016; and Nine Lives, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken, with an April 29, 2016 release date.