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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Magnificent Seven Remake is Near

There are some remakes that get many of us all up and excited. This September, we will get to see the remake of the 1960 Western film classic "The Magnificent Seven" which also bears the same title, and is directed by "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua, and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, and Peter Sarsgaard. [hit the jump to continue]

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]

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