Holy advertising Batman! This new trailer makes 6 trailers or teasers for the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens film set to hit theaters this summer. First we had a teaser back in fall of 2010, followed by a Super Bowl spot, then finally a theatrical trailer. So far this month we have had a promo and a featurette. Now Universal Studios releases this trailer that delves into Daniel Craig‘s character’s past.
Personally I think that Jon Favreau‘s Cowboys & Aliens starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell looks to be very interesting. I know I’m going to end up seeing it because I still really do want to see the concept of westerns and sci-fi aliens blended together. On the other hand, I’m starting to get a little annoyed with the trailers. It’s almost like they are worried about the production not meeting it’s attended audience so they have to market like crazy to make up for it.
Check out the new trailer, synopsis and even a new poster below thanks to TheFilmStage. Cowboys & Aliens drops into theaters on July 29th, 2011.
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) 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 (Ford). 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 (Olivia Wilde), 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.