Big news on the Cowboys & Aliens front today – according to Yahoo!, the teaser trailer to Jon Favreau’s anticipated motion picture is set for release Wednesday, November 17 at 1pm ET/10am PT. The trailer will also be attached to prints of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (opening this Friday) according to Favreau himself via his twitter page.
If that weren’t enough, Yahoo also unveiled a slick new teaser poster to the flick featuring Daniel Craig in a dramatic Unforgiven-esque pose, complete with shotgun and futuristic alien device – perfectly capturing the essence of the film’s title. Cowboys & Aliens also stars Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell, and is currently set for a July 29, 2011 release. Hit the jump for the synopsis. [Update: We have updated this article with a larger version of the poster]
Here’s the official synopsis for Cowboys & Aliens:
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger 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. 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, 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.
Genre: Action Thriller
Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Noah Ringer
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Screenplay by: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof
Based on Platinum Studios’ Comic Book Created by: Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
Produced by: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Jon Favreau, Denis L. Stewart, Bobby Cohen, Ryan Kavanaugh