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Daniel Craig repels the extraterrestrial invasion in the new Cowboys & Aliens trailer

04.14.2011

Given his movie's title, director Jon Favreau may face some challenges ahead regarding the perception about COWBOYS & ALIENS. But judging by the new trailer, he didn't have much trouble putting together a kickass sci-fi/action combo that plays like WAR OF THE WORLDS OF THE WEST.

This time we get more of Craig's mystery man and his otherworldly wrist weapon, and Harrison Ford's surly tone put to proper use. Plus a nearly nude Olivia Wilde, a glimpse of Sam Rockwell, explosions, space tentacles, and lots of visual snaz and dazzle. And Clancy Brown!

The movie rides into theaters on July 29th.

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.

Full synopsis: Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers—Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci—he brings an all-new action thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.

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.

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Source: Apple

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