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Published on November 16th, 2010 | by Terry Boyden


Is Cowboys & Aliens a Colossal Blunder in the Making or the Next Scott Pilgrim (+Teaser Poster)

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When you hear of a movie named Cowboys & Aliens, the words ‘colossal blunder in the making’ may immediately come to mind. However, the cascade of creative minds behind the film may lead you to have a different opinion: major major colossal blunder in the making or potentially awe-inspiring summer blockbuster.

Iron Man Director Jon Favreau directs action heroes Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. Olivia Wilde also joins the cast, hot on the heels of Tron: Legacy. The film aims to seamlessly mix classic westerns with sci-fi in a unique way – just in case you thought Star Wars didn’t do it right. Other top moviemakers involved in production include Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof.

Cowboys & Aliens, scheduled for release on July 29, 2011, is based on Platinum Studios’ graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Will this be the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World of 2011?


Cowboys & Aliens Synopsis:
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

The script for Cowboys & Aliens is by Star Trek’s Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof (television’s Lost), based on Platinum Studios’ graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Grazer, Howard, Rosenberg, Kurtzman and Orci produce. Spielberg and Denis L. Stewart executive produce.

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