Not long ago is was announced that Training Day director Antoine Fuqua was in talks to direct the remake of the classic western, The Magnificent Seven. Deadline is now reporting that Denzel Washington is in discussions with MGM to star in the film.
I'm a big fan of the original 1960s movie, and it's kind of hard for me to see it being remade. But, if a solid team of talent like Washington and Fuqua are bringing it to life, there's potential for it to be really good. These two talents have proven to be a great team.
The story was inspired by Seven Samurai, and it follows a group of American gunmen who are hired to protect a small Mexican village from a group of savage bandits.
It will be interesting to see what other actors the studio casts in the movie. This could bring together an incredible ensemble group of actors.
When the film first went into development a couple years ago, Tom Cruise was set to star and True Detective director Nic Pizzolatto was going to helm it.