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Cowboys & Aliens will be like The Unforgiven vs Alien

Posted by LiveFor on October 21, 2009

cowboyaliensI have been looking forward to the adaption of the comic book Cowboys & Aliens for a while now. The fact Robert Downey Jr is starring in it and Jon Favreau is directing it added to the coolness factor.

I thought it was going to be a rip roaring Wild West adventure and maybe a little bit cheesy, but in a good way.

However, IGN spoke to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci about the film and it looks as if we will be seeing something a little different from the graphic novel.

“We went away from it. We took the elements we all loved about it and took our own story, which I can’t tell you too much about,” Kurtzman said.

Talking about Favreau, Kurtzman said, “We’re in prep right now. We’re having an amazing time working with him. He’s the greatest.”

The best thing was when Roberto Orci then described what one of the most difficult things to sort out was, “Tone. How do you make it so it’s not too funny? You hear the title Cowboys & Aliens and think, what is it? Is it Wild, Wild West? The exact same structure and story can kill you if you have the wrong tone. That’s the hard part.” As Kurtzman noted, “It’s not a comedy. What we came to is imagine you’re watching Unforgiven and then the aliens from Alien land.”

Unforgiven and then Alien lands. How cool does that sound. Should lead to some amazing visuals. With the right cinematographer it could also be a thing of beauty…with some nasty alien kills thrown in for good measure.

How do you like the sound of that?

One Response to “Cowboys & Aliens will be like The Unforgiven vs Alien”

  1. anotherzen said

    sounds fantastic 😀

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