|06-21-2007, 01:20 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Variety Feb. 2, 1998 - 8 years before the comic/Graphic Novel was ever published.
\"Oedekerk expected his next film to be a big-budget adaptation of the comic book \"Cowboys and Aliens\" for Universal and DreamWorks\"
Variety Aug. 19, 2002
\"Evans, repped by Writers & Artists Agency, Catch 23 Management and attorney Karl Austen, also penned \"Wedlocked\" for Sony-based Escape Artists; Meg Ryan and Richard Gere are attached to star. He is also penning another project for Escape Artists in \"Cowboys and Aliens,\" described as \"Independence Day\" set in the old West.\"
Variety Aug. 22, 2002
\"Hauty is writing \"Vigilante\" for Ed Burns and APG. His film credits include \"Moby Dick\" for DreamWorks\' toon division as well as DreamWorks projects \"Cowboys & Aliens\" and \"House of the Dead.\" The deal was negotiated by Hauty\'s agents, Jordan Bayer and Matt Leipzig of Original Artists, along with Crusader chief operating officer Bill Immerman.\"
From comicbookresources.com - June 10, 2004 - 2 years before the comic/GN was published
\"Platinum Studios chief Scott Rosenberg sits down with CBR News to talk about the upcoming film \"Cowboys and Aliens,\" based on the graphic novel coming from Platinum.\"
From darkhorizons.com - May 26th, 2004
\"A recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter announced that Escape Artists and comic book powerhouse Platinum Studios (\"Jeremiah\", \"Dylan Dog\") are teaming up for some sci-fi escapism with the high-concept tentpole \"Cowboys and Aliens\" for Columbia Pictures...Below comes a first look at some artwork concepts for the film...\"
(Note: The first look artwork is close to 10 years old)
And the Hollywood Reporter has about 20 announcements for it dating back to 1998.
A good PR Rep and no actual project keeps your name in the papers and makes you a power player.