February 7, 2011 by Paul Curtin
Viewers of this year’s Super Bowl XLV got a first look at the upcoming Sci-Fi Western film Cowboys & Aliens during one of the games commercial breaks. The film is based off the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). The film is also executive produced by Steven Spielberg and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Here’s a breakdown of the plot from Wikipedia:
In 1873 Arizona, a loner named Jake Lonergan (Craig) awakens with no memory of his past and a mysterious shackle around his wrist. He enters the town of Absolution where he learns he is a notorious criminal wanted by many people, including Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Ford), who rules the town with an iron fist. But Absolution soon faces an even greater threat when mysterious forces attack the town from the sky, taking anyone in their path. While Jake’s shackle holds the key to defeating them, he must align himself with Dolarhyde and other former enemies to make a stand against this mysterious and more powerful new foe.
Cowboys & Aliens opens on July 29, 2011 and stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. Check out the trailer from Super Bowl XLV below.