Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
By now we’ve all seen trailers and footage from Jon Favreau’s upcoming genre-mixer Cowboys & Aliens in which Daniel Craig‘s character uses a weapon around his wrist to shoot down a spaceship. It’s a scene from early in the movie that gives the audience an idea of what to expect without giving away too much. However, no matter where you saw the scene – be it at Comic Con, in a theater, or online – Favreau always cuts it off soon after, leaving us begging for more. More is finally here.
This latest clip from the July 29 release is a continuation, not immediate but seemingly close, of that scene and features not only a tease at the aliens in the film but a little mano-a-mano showdown between Han Solo and James Bond, aka Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Check it out after the jump.
Thanks to Yahoo Movies for this clip.
For a big, summer blockbuster like this, I think Universal and Favreau have done a masterful job of raising awareness while simultaneously holding their cards close to the vest. I follow movie news and dissect these things for a living and I couldn’t give you a halfway decent plot description of Cowboys & Aliens or tell you what the aliens look like or any of that. Sure, with some digging those details are out there – any information is out there if you look hard enough – but just on a normal, surface, marketing level, Universal has given the audience a concept and just let them make up their own minds based on that.
Of course, the latest trailers and clips – this one included – have shown a little more: A cave, a big structure, some spider looking things flying in the air, but none of the connective tissues are there and that bodes well for an exciting theatrical experience come July 29.Cool Posts From Around the Web: