The First Full-Length Trailer for Cowboys & Aliens


We’ve had a teaser trailer, and a TV Spot, but today Universal Pictures announced released the first full-length trailer for Cowboys & Aliens. Check it out below!

Oh, and Olivia Wilde is ridiculously hot! That is all!

Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers—Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci—he brings an all-new action thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.

1875. New Mexico 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.

The screenplay for Cowboys & Aliens is by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, from a screen story by Fergus & Ostby and Steve Oedekerk. It is based on Platinum Studios’ “Cowboys & Aliens” by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg , written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, with penciler Luciano Lima.

Cowboys & Aliens began life as a a serialized web-comic, written by Fred Van Lente & Andrew Foley, with artwork by Dennis Calero & Luciano Lima. The first page of the comic was published on September 28th, 2006 and by the time the project had reached 49 pages, a graphic novel collection of the series was released by Image Comics on December 6th 2006. Click here to buy.

The story is a sci-fi Western, which explores what would happen if aliens crash-landed on Earth towards the end of the 19th Century, and sees the traditional Old West enemies, cowboys and Indians, defending the prairies from attack by aliens in mid-1800s Arizona.

If you are interested in reading the comic for free, make sure to head over to the Cowboys & Aliens homepage at, where you will find the original comic, and it’s online exclusive sequel Cowboys and Aliens: Worlds at War (written by Alana Joli Abbott.)

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