Kurt Russell returns to the Western genre for the first time since the 1993 classic Tombstone in Bone Tomahawk, which has released the first photo featuring the actor on horseback.

The story centers on the sheriff (Kurt Russell) of a town called Bright Hope, who leads three other men (Richard Jenkins, Matthew Fox and Patrick Wilson) on a rescue mission to save a group of captives from a tribe of vicious cannibals. The cast also includes Lili Simmons, Evan Jonigkeit, Kathryn Morris, David Arquette and Sean Young.

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Patrick Wilson revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he was drawn to the project not only because of the script by writer-director S. Craig Zahler (The Brigands of Rattleborge), but also for the opportunity to work with Kurt Russell.

"I mean, if you're a child of the 80s, your Westerns are Silverado and Tombstone. To do a movie with Kurt is one thing - to do a Western with Kurt is like, 'Alright! I'm going to be next to Wyatt Earp up there on a horse!'"

Bone Tomahawk will be showcased for foreign buyers at the American Film Market, with a fall or winter 2015 release being planned. Take a look at the first photo below.

Bone Tomahawk Kurt Russell Photo