Cowboys & Aliens: Gallops to Film

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 21, 2007 in Comic Books |

Cowboys & Aliens: Gallops to Film

You’ve got chocolate in my peanut butter, so who not mix westerns with sci fi? I’m not crazy from what I’ve seen from this comic (I’ll admit it, the artwork looks soooo lame) but maybe this concept might not be so bad as a live action flick:

‘Cowboys & Aliens’ hits bigscreen
Universal, DreamWorks to adapt graphic novel

“DreamWorks and Universal Pictures will join to turn the graphic novel “Cowboys & Aliens” into a live action feature. Imagine partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce along with Platinum Studios chairman-CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Ervin Rustemagic and Rich Marincic co-produce. Script will be written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

The graphic novel mixes Western and science fiction genres. Set in 1800s Arizona, a skirmish between cowboys and Apaches is interrupted by the crash landing of a space ship. The alien commander plans to tame the Old West and enslave everyone, but the cowboys and Native Americans turn their six-guns against the alien invaders. Rosenberg, who ran Malibu Comics when “Men in Black” transferred from graphic novel to hit film, created the concept for “Cowboys & Aliens” and published the graphic novel in 2006.”

…take note Hollywood hopefuls, it’s looking like the best way to get your script made is to do a comic book first!

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