While this cast isn't comparable to what director John Hughes achieved in 1960- where he gathered stars like Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Robert Vaughn- Fuqua has definitely pulled in some great talent.
The 1960 film was also a remake of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. In the movie, a group of seven gunfighters hired to protect a small agricultural village in Mexico from a group of marauding bandits and their leader (Wallach). The1960's "Magnificent Seven" did something monumental back then, as it united several of the biggest, most-beloved actors of that time in a single film. It gave each of them a cool character and a chance to shine. While it took some time to catch on, the film would eventually be considered a big hit for United Artists. That film led to sequels and, eventually, a TV adaptation. Now director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) is hoping to strike gold in the old west again. "The Magnificent Seven" remake will ride into international theaters this September. [RETURN TO MAIN PAGE]