Earlier this month is was announced that Daniel Craig was in talks to replace Robert Downey Jr. in the Jon Favreau directed comic book adaptation Cowboys & Aliens. Today we get word that Craig has officially been cast in the film that revolves around cowboys and Native Americans who put aside their Old West differences to battle invading aliens. Craig is set to play the lead character in the film Zeke Jackson.
There is a lot of creative power behind this film and there's no doubt they want to take this story and turn it into a film franchise. People involved include Brian Grazer who is producing with Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as Platinum Studios' Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
I think Craig is a great choice for the role, and it will give him something to do while MGM continues to work out all the kinks for Bond 23.