Monday, 13 June 2011

New Trailer: Cowboys & Aliens

Late last week at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards director Jon Favreau (Iron Man 1 & 2) unveiled a new trailer for his upcoming film Cowboys & Aliens. In case you're wondering what the film is about, well, the title says it all really. The film imagines what would happen if aliens landed in America - of course - during the 19th century when cowboys still roamed the wild west. Considering the technology that was around then compared to now you'd expect it to be a one way fight in favour of the aliens but a luckily the humans have a secret weapon in the form of an amnesic loner called Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) who happens to posses a some alien technology in his shackle. Check out the trailer below:

Besides the fact that the storyline is positively ridiculous, this looks like it might actually be a pretty good film. I'm still not sold yet on Jon Favreau as a director as I wasn't as enamoured with the two Iron Man films as everyone else seemed to be but let's wait and see how things go with this one.

Synopsis (via

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.

What do you think of this trailer? Are you planning to watch this movie?

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