Director Jon Favreau announced via twitter yesterday that Harrison Ford has signed on to his next feature, Cowboys and Aliens. Ford has had some rough years in his career recently, so hopefully this project will bounce him back into the spotlight. The concept is simple enough: what if aliens were to invade 19th century America? Would they be able to take over? Cowboys and Aliens is based on a graphic novel by Andrew Foley and Fred Van Lente with artwork by Luciano Lima. The film also stars Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde and it's already scheduled for a July 29, 2011 release.
I have to say that I like the concept and really do hope that it turns out to be a success for everyone involved.