Tuesday, July 1, 2008

RDJ set to battle aliens as a cowboy in 'Cowboys and Aliens'

Robert Downey Jr. is currently in talks, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to star in Cowboys and Aliens, DreamWorks' adaptation of Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley's graphic novel. The project has been in and out of development for years, but apparently the latest draft is catching some A-list interest. As it was written by Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus, who were behind Iron Man and Children of Men.

The story centers on an Old West battle between the Apache and Western settlers, including a former Union Army gunslinger named Zeke Jackson (Downey), that is interrupted by a spaceship crashing into the prairie near Silver City, Ariz. The story draws a parallel between the American imperialist drive to conquer the "savage" Indians with its advanced technology and the aliens' assault on Earthlings, who must join together to survive the invaders' attack.

DreamWorks has tentatively set a release date for 2010.

You can read the ENTIRE graphic novel for free online over at drunkduck.com

Or view this really crappy trailer for not the film, but the comic.

Posted by SX0T at 12:04 PM |  


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