Harrison Ford Plays Cowboys and AliensGoon
Last we heard about Cowboys & Aliens Robert Downey Jr. was in talks to star. Since he has gotten very busy I think it is safe to say that he is no longer attached.. although that hasn't been announced. What has been confirmed however by Jon Favreau is that Harrison Ford is now on board.
The film is based on a graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley from an original idea by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. The story takes place during a conflict between some Apache and Western settlers. But then from out of the sky a spaceship crash lands. The two rivals must put aside their differences in order to drive the Aliens back.
This film has been in development for quite some time with just about every major player having their hand at the script. But it wasn't until "Iron Man" and "Children of Men" writers Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus put their touch on it did everything line up. Honestly this sounds a little bit like Wild Wild West meets Men In Black but we'll see how things shape up.