Luc Besson tweets for the first time, announces new sci-fi starring Cara Delevingne
Director Luc Besson is getting with it on social media, tweeting for the first time to announce a new project.
Besson is working on a science fiction feature adaptation of the popular French comic series Valerian and Laureline, first published in 1967 and selling more than 10 million copies in 21 languages worldwide. Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets will star Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan. Also, .
My first tweet ever! Let’s share a real news! My next film is a big sci-fi: #Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) May 12, 2015
Luc Besson's wife Virginie Besson Silla, of Besson’s EuropaCorp, will finance, produce and distribute the film. Global release is planned for summer 2017.
Coming Soon has more of the plot: “Valerian and Laureline are exploring Syrte, capital planet of a system of 1,000 worlds. Their mission is to discover whether the Syrtians could present a danger to Earth. What they find is a decaying empire led by decadent aristocrats, a population ripe for revolution, and a mysterious caste of masked wise men who discreetly pull the strings from hidden fortresses. Swept up by the winds of history, the agents of Earth will have to choose a side.”
Let's hope it will be more like The Fifth Element and less like Lucy.