Imagine Entertainment has picked up the rights to produce the comic book Cowboys & Aliens. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will bring the property to the big screen with the hopes that it can become another hit in the same vein as Men In Black.
Universal and Dreamworks will be the studios behind the flick, which will be written by Mark Fergus and Hal Ostby. The duo is responsible for Iron Man and Children of Men and are also attached to the John Carter From Mars property.
Don’t really know much about this comic property, but it’s premise sounds cool. The graphic novel is available from Malibu Comics.
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.
Um … yeah sounds awesome!