Director Jon Favreau
a new pics from his upcoming sci-fi action western, Cowboys & Aliens
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Daniel 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 onto its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford
). Its 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 film also stars Sam Rockwell
, Brendan Wayne, Clancy Brown, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Chris Browning, Matthew Taylor
and Noah Ringer
and is based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. Alex Kurtzman
and Roberto Orci
(Star Trek) are producing the film and wrote the script with “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof.
Cowboys & Aliens is slated to hit theaters on July 29, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens, Daniel Craig