August 01, 2007

COWBOYS & ALIENS the movie

'Cowboys & Aliens' hits bigscreen

Universal, DreamWorks to adapt graphic novelDreamWorks and Universal Pictures will join to turn the graphic novel "Cowboys & Aliens" into a live action feature.

Imagine partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce along with Platinum Studios chairman-CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Ervin Rustemagic and Rich Marincic co-produce.

Script will be written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

The graphic novel mixes Western and science fiction genres. Set in 1800s Arizona, a skirmish between cowboys and Apaches is interrupted by the crash landing of a space ship. The alien commander plans to tame the Old West and enslave everyone, but the cowboys and Native Americans turn their six-guns against the alien invaders.
Comment:  Let's hope the movie isn't as flawed as the graphic novel was.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Given that it's a Ron Howard - Brian Grazer production, and also that Imagine Films rarely makes a clunker, one could hold out mucho hope that the concept will fly. And it certainly will not be a cheapo, either. Sometimes, you just have to trust the filmmakers to reach beyond the original property itself...
All Best
Russ Bates