Cowboys & Aliens – Craig to replace RDJ

Collider has a source that is saying the James Bond star Daniel Craig is in line to take the role of Zeke Jackson in the Jon Favreau-directed Cowboys & Aliens.

Jackson of course was due to be played by Favreau confident Robert Downey Jr. until scheduling issue forced his withdrawal earlier this week.

The movie, which is penned by Transformers and Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is a sci-fi Western centred on the events which follow an extraterrestrial species landing in Arizona in the mid-1800s. The invading aliens plan to quash the Wild West and enslave humanity, but the cowboys and native Apache led by Jackson have other plans.

With shooting to start soon for the 2011 release expect to here more casting news on this exciting project.