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Daniel Craig the focus of new Cowboys & Aliens poster

12.08.2010by: Alex DiVincenzo

Jon Favreau's IRON MAN was a fun action flick, but it was heavy with comedic relief. Judging by the new poster revealed below, it seems his COWBOYS & ALIENS will be a bit darker.

This poster, much like the previosuly released teaser, features Daniel Craig as Jake Lonergan. Although the new shot is of his frontside, the image is ominous and gloomy. We'll see if the movie plays out in a similar manner.

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 dont welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. Its 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 hes 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 opponentstownsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriorsall in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde (below), Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, and Adam Beach also star in the film. It will ride into theaters on July 29, 2011. Read our set visit HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Robert Downey Jr. was originally going to play the lead but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Daniel Craig was chosen due to his likeness to THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN's Yul Brynner.
Source: Empire



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