Two New Preview Clips from Cowboys and Aliens
07.19.11 by Ryan
Though it won't open until the end of the month, the promotional campaign for director Jon Favreau's new sci-fi and Western mash-up, Cowboys and Aliens has taken a more aggressive tack.
Last week, Universal Pictures released more than a dozen images of the upcoming movie, as well as two preview clips. The first preview clip showed the movie's protagonist, Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig), having trouble committing to the truce between himself and Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), who try to put their issues aside when aliens invade the town of Absolution, Arizona in 1873. The second preview clip showed Lonergan in action, chasing down a spaceship while on horseback. This week, two more preview clips have arrived online, which show both sides of the genres that Cowboys and Aliens borrows from.
The first new preview clip take place when Lonergan has first arrived in Absolution after waking up in the desert with no memory of who he is. In keeping with the Western genre, Lonergan's first order of business is to head to a bar, but Sheriff Taggart (Keith Carradine) wants to arrest him. You can guess what happens next.
The second new preview clip shows the initial alien attack on the town of Absolution, which Lonergan watches while being transported to jail.
Based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Cowboys and Aliens was adapted by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Damon Lindelof. The movie stars Olivia Wilde as Ella, Paul Dano as Percy Dolarhyde, Clancy Brown as Meacham, Abigail Spencer as Alice, Noah Ringer as Emmett and Sam Rockwell as Doc.