Luc Besson Sci-Fi stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen.

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Lionsgate has taken UK rights to Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi epic starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

Principal photography began in January on the film, which is based on French comic series Valerian And Laureline.

Further cast members include Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu.

The story centres on Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne), special operatives for the government who are charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

Virginie Besson-Silla is producing the film on behalf of EuropaCorp.

Primary co-financers on the $180m budget project are Fundamental Films, BNP Paribas, Orange, Universum Film, Gulf Film, River Road Entertainment, Belga Films and TF1 Films Production.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is scheduled for a release in 2017.