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Are You A Platinum Studios Shareholder? And Can You Still Afford A Phone?

Coming over the wires, Platinum Studios, the little comics publisher who couldn’t, is holding a conference call with shareholders on January 16th with top bods Chris Beall and Scott Rosenberg, and a preliminary group discussion tomorrow. Platinum Studios are famed …

Olivia Wilde’s Star Trek Ambitions And Western Thrills

After Tron: Legacy and Cowboys and Aliens, actress Olivia Wilde has got the taste for science fiction. She told the press conference for Cowboys and Aliens that she even has her eye on the captain’s chair. I grew up watching …

The Steven Spielberg Director’s Western Starter Kit For Cowboys And Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens is a film of two halves. When Steven Spielberg brought in Jon Favreau to direct and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to write, Spielberg’s concern wasn’t for the alien side of things so much as the western. …

The Cowboys And Aliens Saloon At Big Screen

There’s a replica (not really at all, actually) Wild West Saloon bar in the midst of Big Screen, serving up… Cowboys and Aliens bowler hats? Anyway, it’s somewhere to see absurdly professional actors in wonderfully kitschy costumes stick brilliantly to …

The Secret Story Behind Cowboys And Aliens

So, is this movie based on a comic book? Not a bit of it. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, (the mid nineties) Scott Rosenberg had just sold Malibu to Marvel and as Platinum Studios, he …

Abigail Spencer Off To Kansas To Join Sam Raimi’s Oz

The filming of Sam Raimi‘s prequel to the Wizard of Oz, Oz: The Great and Powerful, is about to get underway this month in Michigan. There is still time, just, for casting. Abigail Spencer (Madmen) has just been hired, says …

Dan Forcey Leaves Platinum Studios

With Cowboys And Aliens getting closer to a release date, Platinum Studios is losing one of their most visible faces. Dan Forcey, VP of Content Development sent out a mass email saying After 9 years of learning a lot and …

The Cowboys & Aliens 1-2-3

One. Two. Three. They’re surrounded. You can tell because they’re all looking in different directions. But by what? Actually, an unused poster by Drew Struzan, famed airbrush master of the movie posters of yore, put a silhouetted alien front and …

Cowboys & Aliens To Get World Premiere At San Diego Comic-Con, Fans Welcome

It’s been a long old road for the Cowboys and Aliens, but the rest camp is in sight. The World Premiere of Jon Favreau’s genre blender is just over a month away and, really, what better a venue than at …

New Full Trailer For Cowboys And Aliens

In just the last two weeks I’ve heard three separate grown adults say something to the effect of “Cowboys and Aliens is going to suck because it’s called Cowboys and Aliens”. The only point they have, I’d argue, is that …

The Superbowl Spot For Cowboys And Aliens

This Superbowl spot for Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens leans rather more heavily towards the Aliens end of the spectrum than the first trailer did. This trailer doesn’t represent a film I want to see, wall-to-wall running here and there, …

Teaser Trailer For Cowboys And Aliens

It’s been a long time coming. Decades since it first made the cover of Variety. But now, Cowboys & Aliens is actually made, with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford from Jon Favreau. And here’s the teaser trailer to prove it…

First Cowboys And Aliens Poster Has One Of One And None Of The Other

One cowboy, no aliens but two weapons. That thing on Daniel Craig’s hand at least can be a gun, as I witnessed when I watched a scene from the movie. In case the audience didn’t yet know that the Cowboys …

The First Official Shot From Cowboys And Aliens

Daniel Craig has a thing in his hand and some suspiciously clean-looking duds on. It doesn’t seem too long since he’s been in the barber’s chair for a shave, either. How nice that he’s so clearly made the effort for …