Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

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      I only hope it's better then Jesse James Meets Frankensteins Daughter.
      Not made up, real movie. I was it at a drive-in in the 60's.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''
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      Noah Ringer Joins Cowboys & Aliens

      Source: Variety
      April 18, 2010

      The Last Airbender star Noah Ringer has been cast in director Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens. He joins a cast that already includes Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde.

      The sci-fi Western, based on the Platinum Studios Comics graphic novel, explores what would happen if the traditional Old West enemies -- cowboys and Native Americans -- found the prairie attacked by aliens in mid-1800s Arizona.

      Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof wrote the script for the film, hitting theaters on July 29, 2011.
      They'd never forget the day,the stranger rode into town
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      Though the artwork in those Graphic Novels isnt done my Jean Gerard and Mobius-sure as heck looks aLOT like their work looking like the work they did when they did the Lieutenant Blueberry GNs.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
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      I'm not familiar with the graphic novels either, but I think I'll stick with my painfully developed policy of avoiding any movie based on a comic book, no matter what you might call it.
      That goes for this summer's upcoming "Jonas Hex" as well. I've been disappointed too many times unless the word of mouth is overpowering.

      We deal in lead, friend.
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      Exclusive: Why Jon Favreau is Tackling Cowboys & Aliens

      Source: Edward Douglas
      April 26, 2010

      With the excitement and anticipation for Iron Man 2 building on a daily basis, director Jon Favreau is clearly in very high demand these days, so it was very cool for him (and Paramount) to make time to talk to earlier today.

      As a preview of our interview with unquestionably the coolest filmmaker on Twitter, we're going to share a little of what he had to say about his next project, Cowboys & Aliens, and a tease for the possibilities of him returning for Iron Man 3.

      Favreau's next project is based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel by Scott Rosenberg, although that wasn't necessarily what appealed to the director. "The property isn't what was appealing to me as much as the concept and the script," he told us. "I read a great script and I loved the idea of mashing up those two genres and juxtaposing a very intense alien movie up against a very sincerely played Western. We draw inspiration tonally from movies like 'Close Encounters' and 'Alien' and 'Predator' for the alien side and for the Western side we're looking at John Ford, Leone, and even a little bit of 'Butch and Sundance.'

      "Once again, I've been very lucky in exceeding all my expectations in getting Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde," he continued. "We're slowly assembling a cast around this property, and I want to do something mind-blowing and it's a great way to do a Western. I've always dreamed of doing a Western, and this seems like a way that's actually responsible from a marketing standpoint, doing an alien invasion Western seems like something very unique and different in the summer next year, which is going to be all superhero movies and sequels. Seems like an exciting thing that might actually emerge as something unique and different. It's a fun ride and it's a chance to do something that plays a little bit older and a little bit more fun."

      That should take up most of the filmmaker's time in the next year, but many are already wondering whether he might return to the Marvel fold to do another Iron Man movie down the line, and after confirming that he thinks The Mandarin should be the key villain in any proposed threequel, he responded thusly, "They've asked me to be an Executive Producer on 'The Avengers' so I'll be there to help as much as the director would want me to. 'Iron Man 3' is years down the road, and that has to reflect the reality of what's been established not just in 'Iron Man 1 and 2,' but in movie time, between this film and that film, is 'The Incredible Hulk,' 'Thor,' 'Captain America,' and 'The Avengers.' I haven't had to inherit anybody else's backstory yet--it's just simply what we chose to use or not use from the comic books--so I'm feeling like I'm passing the baton and after all those movies are done, it's time to sit down and discuss if there's something I can bring to it, if it's something we want to do together, but that's way down the road."

      We'll have the rest of our exclusive interview with Favreau later this week as Iron Man 2 rolls out across the globe (click here for worldwide release dates). Cowboys & Aliens is scheduled for a release on July 29, 2011.
      They'd never forget the day,the stranger rode into town
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      The Synopsis Revealed for Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens

      Source: DreamWorks Pictures
      May 13, 2010

      DreamWorks Pictures has revealed the official synopsis for "Iron Man" films director Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Noah Ringer. Opening July 29, 2011, the film was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof:

      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.
      They'd never forget the day,the stranger rode into town