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Cowboys, Indians, aliens; oh my!

06.21.2007by: Scott Carmichael

Well comic geeks (a population in which I am a proud member) we've got another transition from graphic novel to film, this one concerning cowboys, native Americans, and some intergalactic invaders. Hilarity ensues. Er... I mean scary action ensues.

According to Variety the graphic novel COWBOYS AND ALIENS will be making the jump to the big screen after being picked up by Dreamworks and Universal pictures. Originally conceived by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, and written by Fred van Lente and Andrew Foley, the film has scooped up Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby to write the script.

This is one of the few comics that I've never heard of until the film announcement, but I must admit it sounds pretty cool. Set in 1800s Arizona, a skirmish between cowboys and Apaches is interrupted by the crash landing of a space ship. The alien commander plans to tame the Old West and enslave everyone, but the cowboys and Native Americans turn their six-guns against the alien invaders.

There's actually an 'official website' for the comic found here, which is where I scooped up the cool pics. The page also contains a trailer for the book and an online prologue book seen here. Overall I think that this thing's got a lot of potential. Let's just hope we don't end up with a WILD WILD WEST meets MEN IN BLACK type flick. 

Anyone else got a thing for a girl in a cowboy hat?
Source: Variety



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