Time and time again, the cries of “can’t Hollywood come up with anything original anymore?” hits the Internet every time a remake is announced. MGM and Columbia have their sights set on a classic, 1960’s The Magnificent Seven which starred Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson as two of seven gunfighters hired to help defend an oppressed Mexican peasant village. The original The Magnificent Seven was of course a Western remake of the 1954 Japanese movie Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. The plot of the upcoming version isn’t much different, and the new “Magnificent Seven” are led by Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.
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.
Without further ado, check out the newly released trailer for 2016’s The Magnificent Seven.
I’ll have to admit, it definitely looks like a fun action packed movie. Will you be checking out The Magnificent Seven when it hits theatres on September 23rd? Will it hold its own against the original version? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.
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