Jon favreau directs the cast of all-stars in the 2011 film Cowboys and aliens including, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano and many others. It was all supposed to be a summer blockbuster franchise, but it didn’t happen. At a price of 160 million dollars, the film earned only 175 million dollars worldwide, thus losing money for the studio. You know what that means – there is no sequel.
Ten years after publication Cowboys and aliens, Interviewed by Scott Mitchell, creator of the comic book of the same name Yahoo Entertainment discuss what he thinks killed the success of the film. “It’s interesting: when he debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, reviews from Variety i The Hollywood Reporter were very positive, ”he says. “But the articles that came out afterwards talked about the box office, and since it wasn’t better at the box office, the reviews were different, which I don’t think is very fair.”
According to Rosenberg, Universal’s constant micro-management killed the film’s potential. “Universal announced the release date of the film without going over it through DreamWorks,” he recalls. “If everything had been cordial, it would have touched on next summer [of 2012] because that way we could start a lot of trade. It was only 11 months without Christmas in between. They just didn’t work on things together, and people were pointing their hands in different directions. That had its effect. ”
Still, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Rosenberg has it again Cowboys and aliens film rights and has big plans for the future of the story. “We talked to investors about the new film,” he reveals. “It can’t be based on something that was before, so we have to go back to the original material or create new source material.”
I know Cowboys and aliens he was criticized by the audience (according to Rotten Tomatoes), but I liked the western / sci-fi combination. Are there any movie lovers? What do you think about that?
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