Cowboys and Aliens is greenlit!

caa_cover_rgb.jpgThe awesome sounding graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens has been picked up by Dreamworks and Universal Pictures, in a joint venture from the two studio's says Variety. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are just some of the names involved in producing the flick and if you read this site everyday you will know they are responsible for producing some of the biggest movies in Hollywood these days.
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.
The series which published it's graphic novel last year was created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg who was head of Malibu comics when Men in Black was picked up for a feature film. I really like the concept and I've always thought the Western genre would be a great setting to blend with different genres such as horror, sci-fi and zombies for example. The imagery and character interaction would be something fresh and just plain cool. Hate the title and I hope it's not a series that is too light-hearted but the thought of alien ships landing at Monument Valley gets me really excited.
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.