A new trailer has surfaced online for Jon Favreau‘s upcoming alien/western flick, Cowboys & Aliens. Until recently I honestly didn’t know this film was still coming out this summer. There were a few TV spots released and a brief trailer awhile back, but the marketing for this production has been pretty quiet, which isn’t really a good thing for a big summer blockbuster.
That being said the trailer does look fantastic. It certainly looks like Favreau has managed to capture that classic western feel with a mix of alien action. I’m excited to see how this one turns out considering it has an impressive cast list and a moderately sized budget, based on the superb special effects in the trailer.
Hopefully Favreau can restore faith amongst fans after giving us a horrible Iron Man sequel and leaving Iron Man 3. Cowboys & Aliens could be both his return to form and another huge summer blockbuster. It all depends on the marketing from this point.
Cowboys & Aliens stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Paul Dano. It will be released on July 29th, 2011. Check out the new trailer 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.