Craig Replaces Downey On “Cowboys”?

DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictues and Platinum Studios are already in discussions with James Bond star Daniel Craig for its comic book adaptation “Cowboys & Aliens” reports Collider.

If he signs, Craig would replace the just departed Robert Downey Jr. who left the project due to scheduling issues. Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) remains attached to direct.

Craig would play Zeke Jackson, the lead character in a story about Apache Indians and Western settlers who must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in Silvery City, Arizona. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Transformers,” “Star Trek”) adapted the script.

Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steven Spielberg and Scott Rosenberg will produce.