Latino Review crew recently got an unconfirmed scoop that Harrison Ford would be joining Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Platinum Studio’s graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens. Today, director Favreau put an abrupt end to the gossip as he confirmed the scoop via Twitter. Indeed, Han Solo/Indiana Jones/Jack Ryan will be working on the sci-fi Western, due to begin lensing this summer.
Favreau posted the following on his Twitter account:
Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is. Please don’t tell anybody.
The highly anticipated film explores what would happen if the traditional Old West enemies — cowboys and Native Americans — found the prairie attacked by aliens in mid-1800s Arizona. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof wrote the script.
This is production that we at Hollywood.com have been following closely, as it always has had enormous potential to be one of the biggest films of 2011. When Robert Downey Jr. left the project, we didn’t know if the studio could turn the momentum back around. Then came word that Craig would star, with Wilde joining not long after. Though we were plenty excited about that, Ford’s confirmed involvement now has us pining for more! Things are now looking even better for next summer.
The DreamWorks and Universal Pictures production is targeting a July 29, 2011 release.