New 'Cowboys & Aliens' Trailer To Debut During 'American Idol'

Cowboys & AliensWe're still a few months away from the premiere of Jon Favreau's sci-fi western mash-up "Cowboys & Aliens," but another preview of the much-anticipated film will arrive this week.

The first full-length "Cowboys & Aliens" trailer will debut during a commercial break in Thursday's episode of "American Idol," according to a press release issued by the studio. The April 14 episode kicks off at 8 PM Eastern on Fox, but a high-res version of the trailer will be available on iTunes shortly after it airs.

You can read the full text of the press release below to get all the details, but while you're waiting for the new trailer to debut, feel free to check out Jon Favreau's commentary on the film's first teaser, too.


Official text:

FULL-LENGTH TRAILER FOR COWBOYS & ALIENS TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY DURING A COMMERCIAL BREAK OF AMERICA’S NO. 1 SHOW, AMERICAN IDOL, ON THURSDAY, APRIL 14

Expected Audience of More Than 25 Million to Experience the Global Launch

of the Trailer for One of 2011’s Most Anticipated Films

WHAT: The global debut of the full-length trailer for this summer’s COWBOYS & ALIENS, the new film from blockbuster director Jon Favreau that stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, will air during a commercial break of the most popular program on American television: American Idol.

WHERE: American Idol results show on FOX. Immediately following the broadcast, the high-resolution trailer will be available online at iTunes Movie Trailers: http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/cowboysandaliens

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011

8:00 pm Eastern/Pacific

7:00 pm Central

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. Follow all the action on twitter @cwboysandaliens.

"Cowboys & Aliens" hits theaters July 29.

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