‘Cowboys & Aliens’ hits bigscreen

DreamWorks and Universal Pictures will join to turn the graphic novel “Cowboys & Aliens” into a live action feature. Imagine partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce along with Platinum Studios chairman-CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Ervin Rustemagic and Rich Marincic co-produce. Script will be written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. 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.

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