First announcement for Ireland’s new film festival is Jon Favreau’s new blockbuster starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford

MOVIE FEST is a new addition to Ireland’s movie calendar, coming to Dublin’s cineworld on the weekend of August 13th 2011. Inspired by Empire’s Movie Con event in London, MOVIE FEST aims to bring the best movie footage from San Diego’s Comic Con to Irish audiences.

The movie extravaganza has the support of all the big film studios to bring you new trailers, extended preview footage, exclusive behind the scenes clips and give a taste of movies scheduled for late 2011 into 2012. 

MOVIE FEST will also screen a number of film premieres, bringing you exclusive preview screenings of highly anticipated blockbusters.

We are very pleased to announce the first preview screening confirmed for MOVIE FEST is Jon Favreau’s COWBOYS AND ALIENS. 

We will be making more line-up announcements here on Movies.ie over the coming weeks, plus keep an eye on our Facebook page and on our Movie Fest page for more details on the festival. 

MORE ABOUT COWBOYS AND ALIENS 
Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau 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-he 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.

1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

CAST
Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano

WATCH THE TRAILER

 

SAVE THE DATE :
MOVIE FEST TAKES PLACE IN DUBLIN’S CINEWORLD ON THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 13TH 2011

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