Chris Pratt in Talks to Join Remake of 'Magnificent Seven' at MGM

December 4, 2014
Source: Deadline

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After becoming one of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it looks like Chris Pratt might join another ensemble of heroes as Deadline reports the breakout star is in early talks to join the remake of The Magnificent Seven set up at MGM. Last we head about the project, The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua was mulling over an offer to reteam with Denzel Washington on the project, and it appears as if those two talents are still involved. The original 160 film from John Sturges was a western, and this new version seems to keep that mostly in line as the story takes place after the Civil War, near the tale end of the Wild West era. Read on!

The story focuses on a group of seven skilled gunmen who assemble to protect a small town, though this new group isn't specifically modeled on te original characters (Pratt would play a guy named Farraday). The script comes from "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto with a recent draft from John Lee Hancock, so this should hopefully be a solid update of the classic inspired by Seven Samurai. With Washington and Pratt, math tells us that there's five more people who need to join the cast in order for the title to not be a lie. While the original film featured an all-male cast that included Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson, it would be nice to see a woman thrown into the mix this time. Who else should join the cast?

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  • Bo
    Why, oh why, oh why? How about just leaving this one alone? Watch the original. It came out when I was still in high school and McQueen blew us away! Plus Charles Bronson and James Coburn. And no one, no one, will ever be able to play the bandit leader like Eli Wallach did. He was simply amazing! Plus the score. Terrific! Just leave it alone as this new one will never come close to the original. But hey, I'm just an old dog satisfied with the original and it was a remake of a great film from Japan, so who knows? Still, I ain't bettin' any money on this one; Pratt isn't no McQueen....or Bronson or Coburn for that matter. Not even close. Sigh...they just don't make 'em, movies or actors, like they used to...double
    • redskulllives
      no matter how many why? these greedy douches will ruin what they want yes original is awzome
      • Bo
        Yes, all of what you say is true.
  • Sparky
    You had me at Nic Pizzolatto.
  • Nielsen700
    Don't go all Sam Worthington on us, man.
    • SenorApplesauce
      You never go full Sam Worthington.
  • CoosCoos
    Add Emily Blunt. Because more of her in every movie is always good.
      Her stint in LOOPER is proof she is fit for a Western.
  • TXSteadyEddie
    Disgusting that they would even openly and outloud utter the word "remake" for the Magnificent Seven let alone make it. Why not make it a Western Comedy, yeah thats a good idea... To Hades with them...
    • txJM
      They made a TV series, and it wasn't too bad...
    Honestly, I would not be upset at all. I enjoyed MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, but if Pizzolatto and a few more talented cast members join, it should be great.
  • Ty Webb
    I enjoy Pratt in Parks and Rec but I am just tired of remakes or reboots. Hollywood movies are not even what they were in the 90s, no I am not saying the 90s are a great decade of movies just better than what we have today. I do enjoy Tarantino movies. Bad scripts and reboots must be the reason so many great actors have gone to TV or Netflix or Amazon so they can work on a great product that challenges them. I would love if there were less Comic book movies.
  • CptGrimsdale
    I would like to see a two Japanese characters who have been banished from Japan and join the seven to redeem themselves.
  • txJM
    I'm in. The Chris Pratt rollercoaster is still on its first hill.
  • SenorApplesauce
    So Hollywood is now on the "Who has the biggest best ensemble movie" kick now? I'll be glad to see a Western in the mix instead of another super hero movie, at least.
  • Chris Mahr
    Loved the original...gonna be hard to go see this in theaters and not chuckle every time I think about Three Amigos!




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