First Photos From THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Remake With Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington
Four photos have been released by USA Today giving you your first look at director Antoine Fuqua's remake of the western The Magnificent Seven. I had a chance to see some footage from this movie at CinemaCon last week, and it looked like a fun, action-packed thrill ride. I described it as being like a Fast & Furious-style western. You'll see what I mean when a trailer is eventually released for the film. I imagine we'll be treated with one soon. You can read my thoughts on the footage and a description of it here.
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.
There's a solid chance that this movie could turn out well. It has a great director and team of actors, and even the script came from True Detective scribe Nic Pizzolatto and The Equalizer‘s Richard Wenk. The film also stars Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Billy Slaughter, and Vinnie Jones.
The Magnificent Seven is set to hit theaters on September 23rd, 2016. I'm a big fan of the original 1960s film, which is pretty much a western remake of The Seven Samurai. I'm looking forward to seeing how this new film turns out.