Robert Downey Jr., who actually made us happy to see Iron Man–something Marvel hasn’t been able to pull off in a few years–is on board the straight out of development hell Cowboy & Aliens from Platinum Studios’ graphic novel. The project is at Dreamworks and Universal (where it’s been for about a decade now, I believe) and looks for a 2010 street date. The article at Hollywood Reporter lists a who’s who of scribes who have taken a crack at it:
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Of course, we had a page on this project back on Coming Attractions. And at the time, there was a somewhat-competing project at Fox called Ghost Riders in the Sky, which got shelved a decade ago. It was to be directed by Jan DeBont from a script by W.D. Richter and Mark Protosevich. I wonder whatever happened to that project, or if it’s still on the shelf…
Update: James T. points out that the comic itself is online here. Greetings to our visitors from Rotten Tomatoes. We welcome you to the asylum. Today in the Needcoffee cafeteria: punch and pie.