Released tonight is the full theatrical trailer for Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau‘s upcoming film. A star studded cast that includes Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford and Sam Rockwell among others lead what is sure to be one of the summer’s biggest films. We already saw the teaser trailer a while ago and it was quite impressive. With the full theatrical trailer, we get a better look at the film and I’m still sold. Some of it is overlap from what we saw with the Super Bowl spot but there are a few nice nuggets of footage that we haven’t seen before.
I’m sure Favreau is holding back with this one though. He doesn’t want to show all his cards, at least not just yet. And he doesn’t have to. The trailers released thus far should be more than enough to entice people to head out and see this one. It really does look like the perfect summer blockbuster. Check out the trailer and plot summary below.
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger 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. 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, 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.