Is it a western? Is it a sci-fi alien invasion movie? The answer to both, is “Yes.” Set in 1875 in New Mexico, Daniel Craig’s stranger with no name stumbles into the town of “Absolution.” Threatened by an attack from the sky, the stranger pieces together his identity and gets himself a posse to take on the alien intruders.
Helmed by “Elf” and “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau (yes, that guy from “Swingers” and “Rudy”), “Cowboys & Aliens” also stars Harrison Ford as Colonel Dolarhyde, Sam Rockwell as Doc and Olivia Wilde as Ella.
Partnering James Bond, Indiana Jones, “Iron Man’s” Justin Hammer and 13 from “House” definitely plays to the popcorn crowd. Besides, with cowboys fighting aliens, I’m pretty sure we’re not supposed to take it too seriously.
Photo above: Olivia Wilde as “elusive traveler” Ella in “Cowboys & Aliens”
All gallery photos shot by Zade Rosenthal for Universal Studios and DreamWorks II Distribution Co. LLC