by Mike Fleming on variety.com
‘Iron Man 2’ is in the can, and now director Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. might want to play ‘Cowboys & Aliens’.
A summer 2010 production start is eyed. DreamWorks and Universal will co-finance, and Paramount could opt in as distributor.
The film is set in the Old West, where cowboys and Native Americans battle in Arizona, until a space ship crashes and a new enemy emerges, equipped with superior technology. ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ is based on the Platinum Studios Comics graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley.
That graphic novel was published in 2006, but Hollywood has been hot for the high concept project since the movie was first acquired by Universal and DreamWorks in 1997. The project subsequently moved to Columbia Pictures and Escape Artists, and then back to U and DreamWorks, and the script has been through at least seven writers or writer teams.
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Do you know the ‘Cowboys and Aliens’-graphic novel? What do you think of Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. teaming up again?