Universal has released the first teaser poster for their upcoming comic adaptation, Cowboys & Aliens. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and features Daniel Craig as the lead. This is one of the few films that we’re actually looking forward to next summer, and hopefully it will be as entertaining and top-notch as its cast. Check out the full poster…

Cowboys & Aliens center on outer-space creatures who land in Arizona circa the mid-19th century intent on enslaving the local population — until a group of cowboys and Apache Indians fight back. Craig will play Zeke Jackson, the revolt leader and a very talented gunman. The cast of the film also includes Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Noah Ringer, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Adam Beach, and Abigail Spencer.

Don’t you just love how Craig’s face is barely shown on this one sheet? This teaser poster looks ten times better than the one released for Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides (no offense).

Here’s a more detailed plot synopsis for the film:

1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky.  Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation.  As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force.  With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Cowboys & Aliens hits theaters on July 29, 2011

What do you think of the teaser poster for Cowboys & Aliens?

Source: Yahoo Movies