Just the other day the first official poster for Cowboys & Aliens was released, and I estimated the teaser trailer would follow in a few short weeks to take advantage of all the theater traffic in December. Looks like I was off by just a bit as the first teaser trailer was posted today. Trailer doesn’t give a lot away, but just enough to pique the interest of anyone with eyes. If Jon Favreau can bring the same sensibilities to this project as he did to the first Iron Man film, we might have a bona fide hit on our hands. It almost looks as if Daniel Craig has found his franchise to replace the struggling 007 series.
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger 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. 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 heÂ¿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, 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.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Produced by: Jon Favreau, Alex Kurtzman
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Western and Adaptation
Release Date: July 29th, 2011 (wide)
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