"Cowboys and Aliens" (2011)
Movie 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.
"Cowboys and Aliens" Photos
Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, and Adam Beach pictures from the sci-fi alien invasion Western.
Does the mix of cowboys, aliens, Harrison Ford, and Daniel Craig work in this big screen adaptation of the graphic novel?
Check out this mix of genres with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford banding together to fight off an alien invasion.
Interview with Director Jon Favreau
Director Jon Favreau explains why the mix of Western and sci-fi will work.
Jon Favreau Interview at WonderCon
"I was here in 2008 for "Iron Man," and nobody knew what to expect of "Iron Man." We were an underdog in the summer where we were the only non-sequel or non-reboot that year. And very similarly this year, we are the only non-sequel, non-superhero movie. So, we have a lot to prove and the best way to do it is to show it to the fans, show them what the tone is, how we treat it, who the movie stars are playing," explained Jon Favreau at the 2011 WonderCon.
Favreau Ready to Wow Comic Con Fans
(June 2011) Director Jon Favreau's returning to Comic Con to show off "Cowboys & Aliens" to gathering of geeks (I say that with all affection).
"Cowboys and Aliens" Poster
The teaser poster is very Western-ish in style and features Daniel Craig.
Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford look ready to do battle with an unseen enemy on the second poster.
Roberto Orci Interview at WonderCon
We discuss adapting the source material with screenwriter Roberto Orci at the 2011 WonderCon in San Francisco.
A list of the actors and crew, MPAA rating, and release date.
Interview with Adam Beach
Exclusive interview with Adam Beach who plays Harrison Ford's right-hand man in "Cowboys and Aliens."
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Interview
Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are used to tackling projects that are examined under a magnifying glass by fans of the source material.
Sam Rockwell is Ready to Play "Cowboys and Aliens"
(May 2010) Sam Rockwell's prepared to play a saloon owner for his "Iron Man 2" director.
Universal Prepares a "Cowboys and Aliens" Film
(June 2007) Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's graphic novel is heading to the big screen.
Abigail Spencer Signs Up for "Cowboys and Aliens"
(July 2010) Abigail Spencer will be playing a former lover of Daniel Craig's in the alien/Western.
Olivia Wilde Adds "Cowboys and Aliens" to Her Filmography
(Feb 2010) "House" standout Olivia Wilde is joining Daniel Craig in "Cowboys & Aliens."