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COWBOYS & ALIENS
USA: Universal Pictures
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Raoul Trujillo, Adam Beach, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Abigail Spencer, Chris Browning, Buck Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Cooper Taylor, Ana de la Reguera, Brian Duffy, Walton Goggins, Brendan Wayne
Director: Jon Favreau
USA & UK: 118 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference
UK Certificate: 12A contains frequent moderate action violence and scenes of intense threat
USA Release Date: 29 July 2011
UK Release Date: 17 August 2011
"First contact. Last stand."
Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in COWBOYS & ALIENS crossing the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way. In collaboration with top moviemakers - Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci - Favreau 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.
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 traveller 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 script for COWBOYS & ALIENS is by STAR TREK’s Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof (LOST TV series), based on Platinum Studios’ graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.