DreamWorks and Universal Pictures are teaming to turn the graphic novel “Cowboys & Aliens” into a live action feature reports Variety.
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.
Script will be written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Brian Grazer, Scott Rosenberg and Ron Howard will produce.