Cowboys & Aliens is an upcoming film by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. It’s based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same name, this original take on the western genre starts out with Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) dazed and confused in the desert with alien technology strapped to his arm and surrounded by a gang of theives. With no idea as to what happened to him Jake sets off to the nearest town to find clues but soon runs into more trouble in the form of Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). But the locals soon loose interest in the stranger Jake when there town is attacked by unknown alien ships resulting in half of the town being abducted. Soon after Jake, Woodrow and a few others Ella (Olivia Wilde) and Doc (Sam Rockwell), to name a few, set off on a mission to find out who these alien invaders are, what they want and how todrive them off their planet. By the looks of it though Jake (Craig) has a more personal journey to pursue.
From what I’ve seen of this film so far, and from the caliber of actors involved (Ford, Craig and Rockwell to name a few) this film has allot going for it. The darker vibe I got from the most recent trailer has also spiked my interests even more. If Iron Man is anything to go by I have high hopes for this film and think it is an assured hit on July 29 when it finally hits cinemas.