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COWBOYS & ALIENS
THE OLD WEST
The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising
against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona
Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig), Jake Lonergan, 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 Woodrow Dolarhyde
(Harrison Ford). 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 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.
Principal photography for Cowboys & Aliens began on
June 30, 2010 at Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico.
In August, production was commencing in Rio Arriba
County on property owned by the Dar al-IslamMosque.
Sound stage work took place in Los Angeles, with
additional location shooting at Randsburg, California.
Universal and DreamWorks presented a panel at San
Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010, where
director Jon Favreau premiered footage. Actor Harrison
Ford, known for his iconic roles as Han Solo andIndiana
Jones, avoids fan conventions, made a surprising
appearance at the panel. Actors Daniel Craig, Olivia
Wilde and Sam Rockwell also appeared on stage.
Release Date - Summer 2011.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam
Rockwell
Directed By: Jon Favreau
Written By Screen Story by: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
and Steve Oedekerk; Screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex
Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk
Ostby
Produced By: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Mitchell
Rosenberg, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
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