June 18, 2011 12:12pm PT by Sofia M. Fernandez
'Cowboys and Aliens': The West Meets 'Badass Aliens' in New Featurette (Video)
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.
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?"
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.