Cowboys and Aliens: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Escape Artists and comic book powerhouse Platinum Studios are teaming up for some sci-fi escapism with the high-concept tentpole Cowboys and Aliens for Columbia Pictures. "Sahara" writers Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Donnelly have come on board to adapt the project, which is set within Platinum's comic book "macroverse" of more than 1,000 characters.

Cowboys and Aliens is set in the Old West, where cowboys and Indians must put aside their differences to battle an alien invasion.

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