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Ain't much, but here's your very first look at Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens

May. 19, 2010by:

Alright, so it's not a whole lot to look at per se, but it's something.

Jon Favreau tweeted this picture yesterday, and he says it's from early camera tests for the film, so presumably that’s not Daniel Craig under that hat. The film stars Craig, Olivia Wilde(!), Sam Rockwell(!!) and Harrison Ford(!!!).

As you can tell from my exclamation points, I’m pretty excited about it, as all of those actors fighting aliens while dressed as cowboys, under the direction of Jon Favreau sounds pretty damn awesome. The official plot synopsis is under the picture below.

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.

Extra Tidbit: Speaking of cowboys, is anyone else playing Red Dead Redemption right now? Thoughts?
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4:52AM on 05/20/2010

Red Dead Redonkulous!

I have about 12 hours of game time logged in Red Dead Redemption, it is sooooooooo good. If you have the means you have no excuse for not picking up the game.
I have about 12 hours of game time logged in Red Dead Redemption, it is sooooooooo good. If you have the means you have no excuse for not picking up the game.
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1:21AM on 05/20/2010

Red Dead is just about perfect.

This movie should be fun. As far as the game it is excellent all around. I barely do any of the story so far can't stop hunting & especially Gambling. It also features an excellent voice cast w/ some of the best lip syncing I've seen ever done in a game. If you haven't played it, you should.
This movie should be fun. As far as the game it is excellent all around. I barely do any of the story so far can't stop hunting & especially Gambling. It also features an excellent voice cast w/ some of the best lip syncing I've seen ever done in a game. If you haven't played it, you should.
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10:12PM on 05/19/2010
Uh...Not to mention Damon Friggin Lindelof is adapting the screenplay. Lindelof is a beast.
Uh...Not to mention Damon Friggin Lindelof is adapting the screenplay. Lindelof is a beast.
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9:18PM on 05/19/2010
Kinda looks a bit like a skinny Alien in cowboy duds? Anyway, I love this idea.
Kinda looks a bit like a skinny Alien in cowboy duds? Anyway, I love this idea.
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6:10PM on 05/19/2010
This film sounds all kinds of awsome, Favreau has become the next big thing in film making.
This film sounds all kinds of awsome, Favreau has become the next big thing in film making.
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5:29PM on 05/19/2010

SOUNDS GOOD CAN'T WAIT

Favereau has my trust as a movie fan and the concept sounds fun lookin' forward to it.
Favereau has my trust as a movie fan and the concept sounds fun lookin' forward to it.
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4:24PM on 05/19/2010

Can they live up to the Comic?

I am very excited for this movie as long as it is done right. The comic is an amazing piece of work and needs to be handled correctly. Favreau has done wonders with Iron Man and I am behind him 100%...my only fear is the people who are going to see that Harrison Ford is in this after his last pathetic attempt at an alien movie (Crystal Skulls). I don't place blame on Harrison for the debacle that Indiana was, but it may scare some people off. But that's just my two cents.
I am very excited for this movie as long as it is done right. The comic is an amazing piece of work and needs to be handled correctly. Favreau has done wonders with Iron Man and I am behind him 100%...my only fear is the people who are going to see that Harrison Ford is in this after his last pathetic attempt at an alien movie (Crystal Skulls). I don't place blame on Harrison for the debacle that Indiana was, but it may scare some people off. But that's just my two cents.
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4:48PM on 05/19/2010
I still don't like thinking of Indy 4 as an "alien movie," and tell myself that story arc never happened.
I still don't like thinking of Indy 4 as an "alien movie," and tell myself that story arc never happened.
4:50PM on 05/19/2010
You're right about not putting the blame on Ford - he was the only one who delivered in that movie (Indy IV).
You're right about not putting the blame on Ford - he was the only one who delivered in that movie (Indy IV).
3:22PM on 05/19/2010
Now only if Favreau announced that Bruce Willis had a cameo, I would soil myself. I agree, movie looks like alot of fun.
Now only if Favreau announced that Bruce Willis had a cameo, I would soil myself. I agree, movie looks like alot of fun.
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1:31PM on 05/19/2010

Sounds like fun.

Excited for the movie.

Red Dead Redemption is great. Only complaints there are the Online connectivity issues Rockstar don't seem to understand how to handle connection. Otherwise it's pretty solid.
Excited for the movie.

Red Dead Redemption is great. Only complaints there are the Online connectivity issues Rockstar don't seem to understand how to handle connection. Otherwise it's pretty solid.
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1:18PM on 05/19/2010

YEEHAW

I'm excited for Sam Rockwell and the only man who can act the shit out of a movie while standing next to Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano. What a sweet cast, but I think it could use some more ass-kicking women just for the hell of it.
I'm excited for Sam Rockwell and the only man who can act the shit out of a movie while standing next to Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano. What a sweet cast, but I think it could use some more ass-kicking women just for the hell of it.
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1:14PM on 05/19/2010

HOLY SHIT!!!!!

a cowboy hat!!!!!

thumbs up anyway, this crew has my faith.
a cowboy hat!!!!!

thumbs up anyway, this crew has my faith.
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1:03PM on 05/19/2010
This movie is going to be so much fun. I can't wait.
This movie is going to be so much fun. I can't wait.
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12:46PM on 05/19/2010
excited!!!!
excited!!!!
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12:37PM on 05/19/2010
This movie is going to be a blast!!! Love the concept, director, and cast. After seeing Iron Man 2 yesterday, Favreau can do whatever he wants.
This movie is going to be a blast!!! Love the concept, director, and cast. After seeing Iron Man 2 yesterday, Favreau can do whatever he wants.
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