Jon Favreau talks us through the Cowboys & Aliens teaser

Did the recent Cowboys & Aliens trailer leave you itching for more information? Would you like to hear what Jon Favreau has to say about the movie? Well you are in luck as the director has sat down with MTV to go through the teaser.

The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name and sees Daniel Craig as a lost wanderer, with no memory, who appears in a quiet desert town where he is not entirely welcome. Before the nice folks can run him out of town they play host to even more unfriendly visitors as a group of extra-terrestrials attack the town and abduct the townfolk. It is up to Craig, and the hard-talking Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) to round up a posse and beat those darn aliens!

Alongside the machoism that is Craig and Ford stands Olivia Wilde who plays Ella, and a host of other big names including Paul Dano, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer and Adam Beach. Transformers and Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing and wrote the script with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are all producers too.

Cowboys & Aliens is out in cinemas July 29th, 2011.


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.