Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) isn’t shy about tweeting photos from the sets of his movies. Obviously, he doesn’t give away major stuff, but he knows how to keep the fans excited. He’s now tweeting pics from his upcoming sci-fi action western, Cowboys & Aliens. He previously tweeted an image of lead Daniel Craig in silhouette. Today, he showed off a picture of one of the sets from the film. Nothing super-revealing in the shot, but still nice to have the update.
Hit the jump to check out the photo along with the film’s synopsis. Cowboys & Aliens is slated to open on July 29, 2011.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Daniel 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 (Harrison 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.