More Than Two Dozen New Still Images from Cowboys & Aliens
07.17.11 by BJSprecher
Just as director Jon Favreau showed his appreciation to the fans that helped propel his career to new heights with the success of Iron Man by revealing never-before-seen footage from his new movie, Cowboys and Aliens, at the WonderCon earlier this year, Favreau will give even more back to his loyal fans this week by hosting the worldwide premiere of the movie at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). But even if you can't make it to San Diego for the advanced screening, you can still see more of James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) riding side-by-side through a dusty Wild West landscape in pursuit of body snatching aliens before the premiere thanks to the large selection of new still images from the movie that Universal recently released. Unfortunately, while there are plenty of shots of cowboys and at least one cowgirl (Olivia Wilde), there is nary an alien to be found.
Cowboys and Aliens was adapted from Scott Mitchell Rosenberg's Platinum Studios graphic novel of the same name by the screenwriting team of Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Damon Lindelof. Here is the official synopsis of the movie:
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 ironfisted 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.
The cast of Cowboys and Aliens includes Sam Rockwell as Doc, Paul Dano as Percy Dolarhyde, Keith Carradine as Sheriff Taggart, Abigail Spencer as Alice and Noah Ringer as Emmett.