Exclusive Look At Valerian's Alien Dan Makta

Meet Dan Makta. In Luc Besson's upcoming sci-fi epic Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, he's an ambassador, usually found at council meetings on Alpha Station (aka that aforementioned thousand-planet city). Dan Makta belongs to one of roughly 2,000 species of alien you'll meet in the adaptation of the French graphic novel by Pierre Christin.

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"Most of the time when you see aliens in a film, they're trying to destroy things," says Luc Besson in the new issue of Empire. "But Alpha is the city of science and culture: everybody is exchanging knowledge. It's a very rich world."

Dan Makta joins space-cops Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) for the new film, which sees Besson going back to his outlandish Fifth Element space opera ways.

Ambassador, with these exclusive film stills, you are really spoiling us! For more on Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, be sure to pick up a copy of the monster-sized new issue of Empire, on sale now. Want to get exclusive subscriber-only covers delivered days before everyone else? You’ll want to subscribe to Empire. Valerian, meanwhile, arrives in cinemas in August 2017.