Jon Favreau: How Cowboys & Aliens will be sci-fi's True Grit

According to Jon Favreau, Cowboys & Aliens won't just be action-packed, it'll be "a big cement mixer of action." Sounds good to us! But if you want to know what he means by that, you'll have to check out our exclusive video interview with the director.

Favreau also told us that part of making this sci-fi/western hyrbrid work was remembering that "I don't think the characters in a western know they're in a western." Click below to find out why.

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