SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau, director of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures' Cowboys & Aliens, is inviting thousands of fans to Comic-Con's® world premiere of the new film that stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, it was announced today. The extravaganza with Cowboys & Aliens' stars marks the first time that the world's largest entertainment convention has allowed a movie premiere of this size and scope during the weekend's festivities.
Remarked Favreau: "I owe the fans at Comic-Con so much, and it is only right that they are the first people who will get to see Cowboys & Aliens. By bringing the world premiere of the movie to San Diego, it's my small way of thanking them. I can't wait to share this night with thousands of the fans who have supported my films over the years."
The world premiere event will be held at the San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The red carpet events begin at 7:00 PM, and the film starts at 8:00 PM. For more details on the action-thriller, and updates on the Comic-Con events and the world premiere, like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cowboysandaliens and follow Cowboys & Aliens on Twitter @cwboysandaliens.
Cowboys & Aliens opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, July 29, 2011.
About Cowboys & Aliens
Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers — Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci — Favreau brings an all-new action-thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. www.cowboysandaliensmovie.com
About Universal Pictures
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