If you were at all jealous of those who got to watch footage from Jon Favreau’s genre mash-up Cowboys and Aliens at Comic-Con and Movie-Con this past summer, prepare to bask in the glow of equality, because the teaser trailer has arrived online and you can enjoy it below.
The film finds Daniel Craig as Jake Lonergan, a moody cowpoke who wakes up in the desert outside of Silver City, Arizona with some lost time and little memory of what happened. One thing is clear, though – he’s a badass and he’s got a strange technological gizmo wrapped around one wrist.
When he gets to the city itself, it seems like many people in town know him, including Olivia Wilde’s Ella and the tough-as-old-boots Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), who rules the place with an iron fist and a scowl that could curdle milk. Soon, though, everyone is forced to shove personal conflicts aside when nasty invaders from space arrive and start shooting the place up, and abducting people. What do they want? Why are they here? And can the various Western types band together with the local native population to fight ‘em?
From the off this looks like a fun summer romp with Craig and Ford in particular getting their brief moments to shine. This is the sort of teaser that makes you pay attention to little details and it certainly has us itching to see more. For now, watch this first chunk of footage and let us know your thoughts.
Cowboys and Aliens is out on August 12 next year.