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The first trailer has finally arrived for "Cowboys & Aliens," Jon Favreau's adaptation of the Platinum Studios comic of the same name (and really, why would you change that name), offering mainstream audiences a peek at some of the footage that wowed attendees at San Diego Comic-Con.

 
Featuring an all-star cast that includes Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford, the film follows a mysterious stranger who arrives in town with no memory of his past or the weird shackle on his wrist. When aliens attack the town, he discovers that he might hold the key to fighting them off — but only if he can get everyone inside the town (and outside) to work together. Read More...

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Cowboys & AliensComic book movie fans are in for a treat next summer with the arrival of "Cowboys & Aliens" from "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau. Given the familiar filmmaker's involvement, not to mention an impressive cast that includes Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde — and, obviously, the film title itself — is there really anything else you need to know about the movie ahead of time?

The answer, if you're confused, is no — but that doesn't make the first official poster for "Cowboys & Aliens" any less awesome.

Yahoo Movies has posted the very first poster from "Cowboys & Aliens," depicting an old Western hero (Craig) with his back turned to us, a rifle in one hand and a mysterious glowing wrist-mounted weapon on his other arm. In short, it's a perfect picture of Wild West badassery. Read More...

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NightfallLate last year, Platinum Studios made a deal with Aurora Productions to bring "Nightfall" to the big screen. And while news on the project has since been scarce, word has emerged that a director is finally attached to the potential film.

According to Deadline, James Wan, the director and co-creator of the original "Saw" has agreed to helm "Nightfall." In addition to the first "Saw" film, Wan wrote "Saw 3" and has been a producer on all of the sequels. He has also directed the films "Dead Silence," "Death Sentence" and "Insidious." Wan has also been linked to the film adaptation of "Castlevania."

Created by Scott O. Brown and Ferran Xalabarder, "Nightfall" focuses on a man named David Paxton who is sentenced to a brutal Texas prison that is secretly run by vampires using the inmates as livestock. It was originally published by Platinum in 2007. Read More...

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Olivia WildeWhile only the Comic-Con crowd was able to experience a rare live appearance by "Cowboys & Aliens" stars Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, everyone will get a chance to see fan-favorite actress Olivia Wilde onscreen in shall we say... a revealing moment.

"We just finished shooting Olivia Wilde naked in front of a bonfire in front of 500 Apache warriors," exclaimed "Cowboys & Aliens" co-star Adam Beach during an interview with The Toronto Sun. "That was beautiful. You won't get to see what I saw, but you'll get a glimpse."

When asked by The Sun about her nude scene, Wilde replied "Did Adam Beach talk to you? Adam Beach is the best. Last night, we did a scene where I'm naked in front of a group of [a] couple hundred Apache. Pretty amazing, pretty interesting." Read More...

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Director Jon Favreau, actors Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and more are already saddle deep in "Cowboys & Aliens," the comic book adaptation that started filming in Santa Fe in June. Blending elements of both the Western and science fiction genres, "Cowboys & Aliens" provides audiences with an unusual and unexpected combination — but a combination that screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman found themselves enthralled with just on hearing the title for the first time.

"I heard the title 'Cowboys & Aliens,' and to me, that was like chocolate and peanut butter," Orci told MTV News during a recent interview, with Kurtzman adding: "Literally, without knowing anything about it, just on hearing the title we thought that sounds like a lot of fun." Read More...

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Cowboys & AliensWhen director Jon Favreau first signed on to direct the adaptation of "Cowboys & Aliens," it was widely held that his "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. would be the lead in this film as well. However, earlier this year Downey officially left the project with Daniel Craig ("James Bond") replacing him as the main character.

And while the screenwriters of "Cowboys & Aliens" Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Fringe") have acknowledged some script adjustments to accommodate the change, they insist that Craig's casting solidified the role.

When asked how the casting switch affected the script during a recent interview with Collider, Kurtzman replied. "It's not that it changed dramatically, it's just that it became more specific. We had been talking broadly with Downey before hand and then I think as the story evolved, it also felt like the character had changed somewhat. Daniel feels like the perfect version for us." Read More...

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Walton GogginsEarlier this month, director Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens" finally began principal photography. And apparently, the film has also picked up a new cast member.

Walton Goggins has signed on to appear in "Cowboys & Aliens," according to Deadline. However the report doesn't specify which character Goggins will portray within the film.

Goggins is perhaps best known for his role as Shane Vendrell on "The Shield" and his more recent turn as Boyd Crowder on "Justified." Goggins has previously appeared in "CSI," "The Bourne Identity" and "Criminal Minds" in addition to the upcoming "Predators" film. Goggins is also attached to star in a new remake of "Straw Dogs." Read More...

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Adam BeachWith director Jon Favreau's adaptation of "Cowboys & Aliens" set to begin filming later this summer, another actor has joined the ever-expanding cast.

Adam Beach has signed on to portray a character named Nat Colorado, according to Variety. Beach's character is reportedly half-Apache and works for Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde, who is played by Harrison Ford.

Beach is perhaps best known for his roles in "Flags of Our Fathers," "Mystery, Alaska," "Windtalkers," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Turok: Son of Stone." More recently, Beach has appeared as Tommy Flute Blackfoot on the HBO series, "Big Love." Read More...

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Cowboys and AliensDirector Jon Favreau has added three additional actors to his impressive "Cowboys & Aliens" posse.

Paul Dano, Keith Carradine and Clancy Brown have all signed on to appear in "Cowboys & Aliens," according to Deadline. Dano and Brown are slated to play cowboys while Carradine has reportedly been cast as the town sheriff. The report also states that the film will be shot in 2-D, rather than in 3-D as it was rumored back in January.

Dano has previously appeared in numerous films, including "Where the Wild Things Are" and "There Will Be Blood;" while Carradine's resume spans several decades and includes recent appearances on "Damages" and "Dollhouse." Brown is perhaps best known for his roles as The Kurgan in "Highlander" and Brother Justin Crowe on the cult HBO series, "Carnivale." Read More...

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Director Jon Favreau has worked with some tremendously talented actors in his career – Robert Downey Jr. in the "Iron Man" films has to rank high on that list – but he's entering a truly elite area of fandom as Harrison Ford saddles up for "Cowboys & Aliens."

"Can you believe it? It's amazing," Favreau enthused when MTV's Josh Horowitz brought up the casting news in a recent interview. "I can't believe it still."

From the wise-cracking Han Solo to the whip-snapping Indiana Jones, Ford has played some indisputable badasses over the course of his acting career. But he's also tapped into his softer side in movies like "Regarding Henry" and even the recently released "Extraordinary Measures." Luckily, in "Cowboys & Aliens," Ford's character will have a lot more in common with his gruffer heroes of yesteryear. Read More...

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