Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
It was cut at one point.
They cut out the VFX (which would have been very expensive) because originally, the story involved the Lone Ranger & Tonto versus Aliens. But with the box office failure of Cowboys and Aliens, the story was re-written. But, the budget went back up to $250 but by filming the overwhelming majority in New Mexico (which gives a 40% rebate for filming there), the producers pocketed the extra money.
Was it Aliens? I read it was versus werewolves (not that this would have been any better).