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First Look Photos: Antoine Fuqua's 'The Magnificent Seven' Remake

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April 19, 2016
Source: USA Today

The Magnificent Seven

Ready to meet another line-up of Magnificent Seven? Sony has released four new first look photos for the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The new "seven" this time are: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. The first shot below shows all of them lined up together, but the main two characters are Denzel and Pratt, who also have some photos together. I don't have a problem with the cast, I have a problem with remaking a remake and doing this story all over again. They already remade Kurosawa's Seven Samurai into the original Magnificent Seven and it's a damn fine film, no need to repeat that all over again, but that's Hollywood. Seven gun men come together to help a poor village fight thieves.

Here's the first photos from Antoine Fuqua's new The Magnificent Seven, originally debuted by USA Today:

The Magnificent Seven Photos

The Magnificent Seven Photos

The Magnificent Seven Photos

The Magnificent Seven Photos

With the small 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. The Magnificent Seven (2016 version) is directed by Antoine Fuqua, of Training Day, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, The Equalizer and Southpaw previously. The screenplay is by John Lee Hancock & Nic Pizzolatto, remaking Akira Kurosawa's original Seven Samurai (which was also remade into 1960 in a western by John Sturges). Sony Pictures will release The Magnificent Seven in theaters starting September 23rd this fall.

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  • Xerxexx
    Could be something. Need a trailer.
  • Lagoya
    I'd watch anything directed by Antoine Fuqua
  • Tester
    Get used to it Alex, remaking remakes is going to be the next thing in Hollywood
    • Oh I know, I'm used to it... I've been writing "another day, another remake" for years and years. They're just really scraping the bottom of the barrel nowadays. Remaking classics like Ben-Hur and The Magnificent Seven is not just unnecessary, it's showing how desperate Hollywood is. Oh well.
      • TheOct8pus
        True. I kinda feel like it's disrespectful to the originals too....They're such masterpieces compared to a lot of contemporary movies. Hollywood is officially dead if they remake Citizen Kane or Casablanca.....
      • Lagoya
        Ben Hur is one of my all time favourite films, but I have to admit, I think the remake looks cool judging from the trailer!
  • I've always thought that a new take on the Seven Samurai story set in the Star Wars universe would be pretty great. It would blend both the samurai and cowboy interpretations of Seven Samurai and Magnificent Seven. This looks good so far though, I'm definitely interested in seeing this.
    • desispeed
      with the variety of Star Wars films Disney is bent on making this probably will be reality down the road
    • Bill
      Did you know Star Wars was loosely based on The Hidden Fortress, one Kurosawa's other movies? The whole intro with the two robots is the same with two "simple" Samurai trying to figure out which way to go after a battle.
  • Another useless remake. However I do like Fuqua's work so lets wait and see what they do with it.
    • Bo
      Yea, I'm with you on this one Sascha. I was in high school when the McQueen, Bronson, Coburn et al film came out and loved it. Still do. There is just no way this cast will be able to elevate themselves in comparison to that cast. Eli Wallach playing the Mexican bad-guy leader. Terrific. Who's going to beat that performance? Plus, getting involved in the film industry and seeing the original Japanese film I just have no interest in this new version. I too like, some of, Fuqua's work. I seem to be the only one that really liked his Tears of the Sun. Still can't understand why the critics and audiences hated that film. Oh well, I liked it and to hell with them all...lol...
  • DAVIDPD
    "That guy looks just like Chris Pratt." ...damn he is in everything nowadays...
  • grimjob
    I love westerns and I dig Fuqua, but this would be much more interesting if it was an original story instead of another goddamn remake.
  • 282054
    Looks like THE PROFESSIONALS and SILVERADO just had a baby and named it THE QUICK AND THE DEADER

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