One of cinema’s greatest tales is being brought forth for a new generation. Among a very busy CinemaCon in Las Vegas, director Antoine Fuqua and Chris Pratt talking about the upcoming adaptation of The Magnificent Seven.
Springing from the legendary Akira Kurosawa’s epic Seven Samurai, released in 1954, and being adapted into a what became a legendary Western in 1960, The Magnificent Seven told the story of seven outlaws and gunfighters hired to defend a Mexican village in the face of a very large opposing force.
Before you roll your eyes at another remake, consider the cast. Denzel Washington (Training Day, American Gangster), Ethan Hawke (Training Day, The Purge), Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jurassic World), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil, Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Matt Bomer (White Collar, Magic Mike XXL), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead, Green Lantern), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Arrow), and Byung-hun Lee (RED 2, G. I. Joe: Retaliation). This is probably the most accomplished cast to be put together for a film in years, even with relative newcomers to Hollywood like Lee and Cam Gigandet. A trailer was shown at CinemaCon along with promotional posters, but nothing has been officially released yet. As more information becomes available, Monkeys Fighting Robots will keep you updated.
The Magnificent Seven releases on September 23, 2016