Does the title “Cowboys & Aliens” not sell you on a movie? Do you need more than those two words put together to become interested in a movie? Then you are a jaded soul and I pity you. However, I do not forsake you and neither does the Internet because the official synopsis for Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens has just gone online. It not only gives an overview of the movie (which is based off a comic book by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg), but also tells you about the characters being played by Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford. The synopsis doesn’t mention Sam Rockwell’s character, but rest assured–he’s in the movie.
After reading the synopsis, it sounds awfully serious for a movie called “Cowboys & Aliens”. Hit the jump to check out the synopsis. Cowboys & Aliens is slated to hit theaters on July 29, 2011.
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.