“A man carries a gun, he tends to use it.”
First, we got a teaser. Now the full trailer is out for The Magnificent Seven, and it’s looking pretty sweet. There’s the same side-eye camaraderie the original had, lots of deadpan, and of course there’s plenty of shootin’. Oh, and a Who’s Who breakdown of the Seven, always a nice intro. Even the use of Yeezy as the background music feels right for this 21st Century reboot. Synopsis!
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.
Yeah trust me; that’s all the story this film needs, if it’s even half as cool as the original. (Or the wonderful film The Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa’s tribute to the western, and whose screenplay this film is based on.) As director Antonie Fuqua is at the helm, awesomeness is looking like a distinct possibility.
#Mag7 opens September 23rd.