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Luc Besson's sci-fi epic Valerian welcomes aboard Clive Owen

08.19.2015
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I can't recall exactly when it was that I discovered the glory of Luc Besson's THE FIFTH ELEMENT, but I do know that I've never stopped loving it. Few of Besson's subsequent films have thrilled me the way THE FIFTH ELEMENT did, but I've got my fingers crossed that VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS might just have what it takes to wobble the lofty pedestal upon which I've placed Leeloo and Korben Dallas.

Luc Besson first announced his big screen adaptation of Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières’ comic several months ago which has Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne taking on the lead roles. Now Deadline, and Besson himself, have announced that Clive Owen has joined the cast of VALERIAN in the role of Commander Arün Filitt.

I know Clive Owen has been keeping busy, but it feel like its been a while since we last saw him in something big like this. There was talk of some film with Rebecca De Mornay that sounded interesting, something about brains, but it seems like that fell through. Luc Besson has been a fan of the Valerian comic ever since he was a young lad, but this is quite the passion project for him, and, with its $180 million price tag, quite the risk as well. VALERIAN follows a spatio-temporal agent by the name of Valérian and his female companion, Laureline, as they travel the universe through space and time.

Luc Besson had previously said that he'd like to begin production this December with the aim of having VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS in theaters by 2017.

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Source: Deadline

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9:14AM on 08/20/2015

Looks like a good cast

Dane DeHaan has been due to blow up big for a while now, and Cara Delevingne has been doing good work as well. Clive Owen's a solid addition; I hope this turns out well.
Dane DeHaan has been due to blow up big for a while now, and Cara Delevingne has been doing good work as well. Clive Owen's a solid addition; I hope this turns out well.
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7:55AM on 08/20/2015
Always good to have more Clive Owen!
Always good to have more Clive Owen!
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1:31AM on 08/20/2015

I am so excited about this project.

The writer/director of The Fifth Element working with the lead actor of Children Of Men on a sci-fi project!!!
The writer/director of The Fifth Element working with the lead actor of Children Of Men on a sci-fi project!!!
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10:41PM on 08/19/2015
This sounds like it has the potential to be a good sci-fi film, adding Clive Owen is a smart move. Yes 'The Fifth Element' was one of Besson's better movies.
This sounds like it has the potential to be a good sci-fi film, adding Clive Owen is a smart move. Yes 'The Fifth Element' was one of Besson's better movies.
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10:28PM on 08/19/2015

Fuck Yes!

Love Clive Owen. In fact I wish he had been Bond instead of Craig. As of recent I've been wondering where he's been and hoping to see him in something big again. Personally I've been hoping for Marvel to give him a major role but I'll take this. Just happy to see him in a big movie again.
Love Clive Owen. In fact I wish he had been Bond instead of Craig. As of recent I've been wondering where he's been and hoping to see him in something big again. Personally I've been hoping for Marvel to give him a major role but I'll take this. Just happy to see him in a big movie again.
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