“I seek righteousness. But I’ll take revenge.”
I’ve always been a fan of 1960’s The Magnificent Seven. Then again, I’m a huge fan of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, the film Mag7 is based on. So when I heard that Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer) was helming a remake? Oh yeah baby. And this first-look trailer doesn’t disappoint. Synopsis!
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
I’m loving the multicultural vibe of this film; it’s a representation of what the Wild West was made up of, so it feels natural.
Check out the trailer…The Magnificent Seven straps on their holsters September 23rd, 2016.