April 14, 2011


The theatrical trailer for Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens is now available online, and boy is it a doozy. I really love how the film has a straight western vibe to it, which strangely doesn’t feel contradictory to the sci-fi elements. We get much more of a sense of the plot through this new trailer, and quite a bit more of Olivia Wilde’s character. The action looks fantastic, and I’m loving the interaction of Ford, Craig and Rockwell’s characters. This marketing campaign keeps knocking it out of the park. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, and Paul Dano, Cowboys & Aliens hits theaters on July 29th.

Hit the jump to check the trailer out for yourself.

Here’s the trailer [from Apple]:

Here’s the lengthy 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


  • darrin

    this feels more like a teaser than a trailer

    • Pills26

      These days I think that’s a good thing. I don’t need the entire plot laid out until I see the actual film…

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  • David Con

    loved it when i heard it was being made
    still do

  • Strong Enough

    great. thanx for giving out the spoiler that Olivia is a fuckin alien. lmao fuck man. i cant believe they put that info in there

  • Charly

    Not bad, But I would like to see more of Sam Rockwell and Paul Dano. Why was Mr. Rockwell not cast as the lead after RDJ dropped out? Not that I dont like Daniel Craig but he seems a bit too wooden to me – sorry …………..

  • james

    Awesome. This move HAS to be good. It has so much going for it. The cast, the director, the producers, the writers: all talented people. I don’t see how this won’t be a great movie.

  • junierizzle

    I can’t wait for this movie but what a lame trailer.

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  • Pete

    Hmmm probably Robert Downey Jr would of been a better pick, but then again, it was probably because it sounded weird when a british talks with an american accent. Looks good

  • Cali Kid

    I would watch the trailer but nowadays when they come out with 2nd and 3rd trailers they tend to show the whole movie. I will be seeing this movie though, it looks awesome.

  • Alex

    Craig’s butts on the poster look GOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!

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  • Terry

    Saw the new trailer.
    The movie is going to suck!
    You have a merry band of western hillbillies running beside some dude with an effing space ghost bracelet as advance killing machines from the future rain hell upon their one horse town. And miraculously they will survive 145 minutes until the grand finale.
    But in the meantime, they’ll just talk shit and play flash backs.

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  • burlivesleftnut

    Needs Bon Jovi music.

  • Jessica

    Want you picture on the No.1 Cowboys and Aliens NASAR?

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