Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rockwell Fights 'Aliens'

Every once in a while a casting comes along that really gets me excited and today is one of those days. Well maybe not today, but two days ago when news broke that Sam Rockwell is joining the cast of "Cowboys and Aliens." The cast for the Dreamworks comic book adaptation being directed by Jon Favreau is already good, but with Rockwell on board, I am seriously amped to see this action in theaters. Check out the full scoop on Rockwell joining "Cowboys and Aliens" after the jump...

Sam Rockwell joins Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford as a group of western settlers who encounter invading aliens. Heat Vision verifies that Sam Rockwell will play a bar owner named Doc, a role that was expanded by writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof for Rockwell after he showed interest in the film. Rockwell who just worked with Favreau on "Iron Man 2" seems like a perfect casting for a western themed film. Let us not forget how immaculate Rockwell is in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

I will be frank, the source material is a fun read, but it is very light in substance. The Dreamworks production however has a lofty team of writers who have me hoping for a awesome movie going experience. I mean if the guys that brought us ABC's Lost or J.J. Abrams Star Trek can't give the source material a little more development, I'd be pretty surprised.

The movie has a few things going for it. Number one the aforementioned cast. Two, the writing team. Three, a stellar cinematographer Matthew Libatique. Last but definitely not least, Jon Favreau directing. Anyways enough hyping of "Cowboys and Aliens," stay tuned for more news and updates as they develop...

Source: Heat Vision