Sam Rockwell talks Cowboys & Aliens and flying with Harrison Ford
He wasn't exactly prominent in the teaser trailer (below), but Sam Rockwell will be riding the range and drawing iron on extraterrestrials in this summer's potential blockbuster COWBOYS & ALIENS.
Shortlist recently chatted with the actor about his drama CONVICTION and covered a variety of other topics, including his work in commercials and the private investigation field, but inevitably the MOON multiple got around to discussing Jon Favreau's big-budget mashup. And Rockwell is feeling good about it:
"Let me tell you, this is going to be a fun movie. I think we pulled it off; itís a mix of genres. I think because of the title people think itís a comedy, and itís not ó itís like UNFORGIVEN meets CLOSE ENCOUNTERS."
"I donít think itís really been done before, the only thing I liken it to is a movie like FROM DUSK TIL DAWN ó it seems all very Ďcops and robbersí and all of a sudden thereís vampires. Itís like that, in that you have a very formulaic western and then all of a sudden there are monsters. Itís played very real."
Rockwell also took to the skies with his COWBOYS co-star Harrison Ford:
"Heís amazing. He flew us in his helicopter. Han Solo flying us around. Heís a great pilot ó those air traffic control guys know exactly who theyíre talking to. Heís as cool as a cucumber."
|Extra Tidbit:||Rockwell's great in pretty much anything, but I don't think he gets enough love for CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND. Great little movie.|