Universal Pictures recently announced that the Peter Berg directed film, Battleship was moving from a July 29, 2011 release date to May 25, 2012. Now the studio says that the Jon Favreau directed Cowboys & Aliens will be taking over the July 29th release.
The DreamWorks project, based on the Platinum Studios Comics graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, will star Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Linelof wrote the script.
The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name which focuses on outer-space creatures who land in Arizona circa the mid-19th century intent on enslaving the local population, until a group of cowboys and Apache Indians fight back. The main character Zeke Jackson leads the anti-alien revolt in the story.