When I was a kid, I never went through a cowboy phase. And because of that deprivaton, I am currently in an overdue obsession anything western (I’M LOOKIN’ AT YOU WESTERN BACON CHEESEBURGER). Throw aliens in the mix and you get a nerd-alert atomic bomb of massive proportions. That’s why I’m soooo soooo excited about Jon Favreau’s new movie Cowboys & Aliens. Sounds dumb to you? Well, you can get out. But if your interest is peaked, this movie stars Mr. James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, alongside some other small-time actors, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, and Harrison Ford, set in the wild west, with cowboys who find themselves fighting off aliens. How. insane. is. that??? I’m expecting big things from this movie and I haven’t been this excited about a film since For Colored Girls was announced. But enough chit chat partner, it’s trailer time. Draw!:
Cowboys & Aliens comes out in theaters Summer 2011.
Click here for the official synopsis!
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 iron-fisted 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.