'Valerian' First Look: Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in Luc Besson's Epic

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The big-budget comic book adaptation is currently shooting outside Paris.

Luc Besson has released the first photo from his sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

The picture posted on Besson's Instagram account on Thursday shows Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne wearing blue futuristic bodysuits. The two play time travelers in a cast that also includes Rihanna, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke and Herbie Hancock.

The movie, set to be released on July 21, 2017, is budgeted at $180 million and shooting at Besson's Cite du Cinema studios outside Paris.

The story is based on the beloved 1967 French comics by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres and Pierre Christin.

The film is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp, with Fundamental Films, BNP Paribas, Orane, Universum Film, Gulf Film, River Road Entertainment, Belga Films and TF1 Films financing the project.