"The Los Angeles Times says that Robert Downey Jr. won't be reteaming with his Iron Man franchise director Jon Favreau for Cowboys & Aliens, DreamWorks' adaptation of the graphic novel. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof wrote the script.
Favreau will still direct, but Downey Jr. had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Production is tentatively set to begin this year for a planned release in summer 2011 [June 24, 2011, coming the same day as Disney/Pixar's Cars 2]. The sci-fi Western explores what would happen if the traditional Old West enemies -- cowboys and Native Americans -- found the prairie attacked by aliens in mid-1800s Arizona."
While I was hoping to see RDJ as a cowboy, I'd rather see him as Iron Man/Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes anyday!
"Robert Downey Jr. has dropped out of the adaptation of Scott Mitchell Rosenberg comic book series Cowboys & Aliens. But now we are hearing through sources that Daniel Craig is in negotiations to replace him in the lead role of Zeke Jackson. Obviously, this would be very cool since it would be his first collaboration with Jon Favreau, who is directing the film from a script by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek), and Damon Lindelof ('Lost').
Let me stress: 'In negotiations' means that Craig has not been cast in the role. What it means is that they’re trying to work out a deal for him to star, but sometimes things don’t work out. Maybe the schedule for Bond 23 moves up or he decides to do a different project. Whatever the reason, let me stress once more: Daniel Craig is in negotiations for the role, but he has not been cast. "
James Bond as an American cowboy? Hmm.