COWBOYS & ALIENS Story Synopsis is Revealed

DreamWorks Pictures has released the official story synopsis for director Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens. Since the movie is being adapted from a comic book, we already had a good idea of what the movie would be about, but this is the official synopsis for the film that is being developed.

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.

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.

Sounds like fun! I can't wait to see what this movie is going to look like visually. 

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