Monday, February 1, 2010

Daniel Craig Saddles Up in Cowboys and Aliens!

According to Deadline Hollywood Daniel Craig is confirmed to take over the role of Zeke Jackson from Robert Downey Jr. in the film version of Cowboys and Aliens. This is, I must say, very exciting news for a couple of reasons. I like Daniel Craig, and this has major franchise possibilities. But even more importantly, It means that the film is very much alive, and that there is a new Weird Western on the horizon; hopefully a good one! With Jon Favreau's track record lately, I don't think that will be a problem.

As more info inevitably arises I'll post it here...but until then you can click HERE to read the story for yourself over at Deadline Hollywood


Paul Green said...

Interesting to hear this Mark. Daniel Craig's strength is his physical presence, high level of fitness and tough, gritty persona.
To be honest I would have preferred an American actor to play a cowboy. Will audiences be able to look beyond his very English James Bond persona? Will it hamper the credibility of his role?
Wait and see... I just hope he can give us a credible American accent.

The Infernal Mr Adams said...

I agree, Paul. He's done American accents before but they were just OK, hopefully he's improved by now :)