ComicCon has come and gone, but one announcement made there as created quite a bit of excitement for Steampunks, especially those with a strong interest in the Weird West vein.
Cowboys and Aliens, a sci-fi western film directed by John Favreau and starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, was announced at Comic Con. At the panel, there was a lengthy clip of footage from the movie which excited the viewers. In fact, everything I’ve heard from those who attended the panel said they were impressed by what they saw.
Call me a pessimist, but I’m a bit hesitant to get overly excited about another sci-fi Western after the train wreck that was Jonah Hex. Both were inspired by mediocre graphic novels. Both involve weird, supernatural tie-ins to the Western backdrop. Both were only slightly Steampunk. And we all know how badly Hollywood has historically done with portraying Steampunk retro-futurism.
The film film is set to come out next year, but you won’t find me counting down the days to its release. It has a lot prove before I can say I’m willing to see this in theaters.
For a full review of the panel at ComicCon, click here.