Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens looks like it's gonna be one hell of an awesome sci-fi western. I really looking forward to this movie, and I'm sure it is going to be fun, action-packed and exciting. I hope general audiences will dig it, because judging from their reactions for the trailer many of them think it looks laughably stupid.
Universal Pictures has released a new sneak peek for the film that aired during last nights Spike Guys Choice Awards. The sneak peek does contain some new footage from the film so it's worth checking out.
The movie stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, and is set to open in theaters on July 29, 2011. The movie was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof and here's the story they are going to tell.
Here's the synopsis for the film:
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.