MGM has released the first trailer for The Magnificent Seven. The film is a remake of the 1960 western classic of the same name which starred Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, and Horst Buchholz and directed by John Sturges which itself was a remake of legendary director Akira Kurosawa‘s Seven Samurai.
The story is set in the old west town of Rose Creek where Denzel Washington‘s Sam Chisolm is contacted by a widow to take on Bartholomew Bogue, a greedy industrialist who is taking over the lands and homes of the locals. Sam then gets together a team of outlaws lead by himself and the always charming Chris Pratt.
The trailer looks magnificent (sorry!) and whether it will outdo the 1960’s original with its incredibly talented director and an absolutely great cast is certainly a question to ponder upon.
Watch the trailer for the film below:
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The Magnificent Seven is directed Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) and written by John Lee Hancock and True Detective writer Nic Pizzolatto.
Starring in the film are Ethan Hawke,Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, and Peter Sarsgaard. Also featuring are Matt Bomer, Haley Bennett, Luke Grimes, Sean Bridges and Vinny Jones.
The film opens in theaters on September 23, 2016.
Read the official plot synopsis below:
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.