A month from today comes Jon Favreau's sweeping genre-marriage, COWBOYS & ALIENS, which I'm hearing does a good job of grounding itself in the realism of a western (as opposed to the artifice of a sci-fi film). Anyway, a third trailer for the film recently crossed the wire, and we've tacked that shite down below for you to check out.
But even cooler is the footage of Favreau interviewing his star, the legendary Harrison Ford, in a new press series called "The Cowboys & Aliens Interviews." Bringing the casual tone he used to display on "Dinner For Five," Favs has an effortless way of eliciting stories from the great Mr. Ford. CHECK THAT SHITE OUT RIGHT HERE.
As for the movie, it takes us to 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 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.
Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde (below), Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine, Ana de la Reguera, Walton Goggins, Noah Ringer, Adam Beach, David O'Hara, Buck Taylor, Abigail Spencer and Toby Huss all play a role in the movie.
COWBOYS & ALIENS is due July 29th.