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Breakin’ News: Favreau Joins Downey For ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

6a00d83451d69069e20120a53e5f3d970b-320wiThe Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that Jon Favreau will direct the graphic novel adaptation of “Cowboys & Aliens” and Robert Downey Jr. will star, re-teaming the duo that has made Iron Man one of the hottest film properties around.

The story is an alternate history tale that begins in the 1880’s in America, where a conflict between cowboys and Native Americans is raging when suddenly a UFO appears. Now the previously warring groups join forces to extinguish the aliens, who out match them in weaponry. Sounds fun.

Want even better news? Hit the jump.Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers behind the amazing “Star Trek” and the box office smashes of both Transformers, are already penning the screenplay along with “LOST” writer Damon Lindelof.

How about some icing on that cake? The adaptation is being worked on by “Iron Man” co-screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Oh, and here is the cherry: you can read the entire Platinum Studios Comics graphic novel, written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, online.

Now that is some sweet news. The DreamWorks/Universal film is set for a 2011 release, with Paramount likely to opt in for a co-distribution deal.

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September 2, 2009 - Posted by | Breakin' News | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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