Earlier today Universal Pictures unleashed the teaser trailer for Jon Favreau‘s big screen adaptation of Cowboys & Aliens. If you missed it, you can watch it here. The comic book adaptation crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion genre, and stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano and Noah Ringer. Hit the jump to see the new photos. Click on the images to enlarge — some of these would make perfect computer desktop wallpaper.
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Over the next couple weeks you’re going to be seeing quite a bit of reports focusing on Jon Favreau‘s next film, Cowboys & Aliens. The first salvo comes today as the film’s first teaser poster has arrived. There will be a trailer on Wednesday afternoon, but in the meantime let this image prime you for the film’s genre mash-up. Read More »
Hope Davis (About Schmidt), James Rebhorn (Independence Day, The Game) and Olga Fonda (Love Hurts) has been cast in Shawn Levy‘s futuristic robot boxing movie Real Steel. No word on what roles they will play.
Golden Globe nominated actor Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Windtalkers) has joined the cast of Jon Favreau‘s big screen adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens. Beach will play Nat Colorado, a half-Apache who works for Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde (played by Harrison Ford).
More details on both projects, after the jump.
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There is white lightning shimmering on the Internet prairie today, as Turok, the Native American comic book hero/dinosaur hunter/video game is apparently headed to theaters in a live-action feature film. Actor Adam Beach (real name), best known for his roles in Flags of Our Fathers, Windtalkers and one of the Law & Orders, tells MTV that he’s set to star as the character after voicing him in this year’s animated, straight-to-DVD Turok: Son of Stone.
“We just finished the animated movie and now we’re going into the feature film movie [which should lens] hopefully in a couple years. We’re about to set up meetings to develop a script and put it out there,” Beach enthused. “I’ll have to beef up, and be a good guy, and save the world!”
Beach didn’t talk directors, but he did extend on his admiration for the character. This is understandable, my closet back home has admired several Turok Valiant comics for years (who needs a 401K when you have scratchy hologram covers?).
“He’s the first Native American superhero that I ever looked up to,” he said. “He basically [comes from] a family where they’re protecting our universe from an alternate universe that wants to take it over. He uses his wits, and his might, and his special bow and arrow to take over the world.”
For the rest of the day, try ending all of your quotes to the press with “world.” Dedication. So, is this good or bad news? FirstShowing poetically points out, “…no one wants to see a weak ass dinosaur hunter,” and something about Beach makes me think of A Sound of Thunder, a movie universally recommended to annoying kids by over-it clerks at video stores. Of course, with the right director, this film could be John Sayles’s Jurassic Park IV that never was. Will Turok win at Hollywood’s high adventure slots? We’ll find out in a few years. In the meantime, I’ll be following Wizard‘s price guide wearing post-grad war paint.
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