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'Cowboys and Aliens': The West Meets 'Badass Aliens' in New Featurette (Video)

Watch interviews with Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and Jon Favreau.

July 29: "Cowboys & Aliens"
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There's a new featurette out for Universal's summer tentpole Cowboys and Aliens with some bold statements from screenwriters-producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, executive producer Steven Spielberg, producer Ron Howard and director Jon Favreau.

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Some highlights from the two-minute, 14 second piece:

Ron Howard: "It's everything I hoped for and beyond. The coolest version of the West meeting some badass aliens."

Steven Spielberg, who said the graphic novel "captured all of our imaginations": "The thing that I kept wondering was, 'Why hasn't anyone done anything like this before?"

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Jon Favreau on Harrison Ford: "As far as I'm concerned, for my generation, he's like John Wayne."

Cowboys and Aliens opens July 29, with a world premiere at Comic-Con at a date to be determined. Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde star.