We’ve been following Cowboys and Aliens since Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr., signed on last year, so we’re duty bound to follow this motherfucker through, though RDJ has dropped from the project to pursue Sherlock Holmes 2.
Downey’s replacement? Looks quite possible that it will be Daniel Craig, who is currently in talks to join the project (pending scheduling issues with Bond 23.
So there you go, folks. Daniel Craig will play an 19th century American cowboy. Who will battle aliens that will land in Arizona and try to enslave the population, which I believe will mean that both the cowboys and Native Americans will end up teaming together to defeat the aliens. In the 19th century. Led by a American cowboy played by a Brit. Fucking carpetbagger.
I wish to God I had something else to say about this project. It’s set to open in June 2011. And I really want to call it Cowboys and Angels, which in addition to being a George Michael song, has to be a gay bar somewhere, too.
Oooh! I know! I know! Best gay bar name you’ve ever heard?
The Upturned Stool.
Oh, here’s a picture! Here’s who Daniel Craig will be playing. Maybe some of you can pretend you’re the horse.