Watch: First Trailer for Antoine Fuqua's New 'The Magnificent Seven'
"So you seek revenge?" "I seek righteousness, but I'll take revenge." It's time to see if this remake is worthy of our attention. Sony has unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The new "seven" this time who come together to defend a town are: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. The villain is played by Peter Sarsgaard. This definitely has a nice old west vibe to it, but other than that it's still hard to tell if will live up to the original(s) or not. I do like this trailer - they found the right music to use, and the big cast looks like they're having fun, it could honestly be much worse. I won't say I'm totally excited yet but I won't dismiss it either. Take a look below.
Here's the teaser trailer for Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven, direct from Sony's YouTube:
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.
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
CosminD on Apr 20, 2016
I'm not feelin' this....maybe it's just a blah trailer....
TheOct8pus on Apr 20, 2016
Why can't we just re-release the original and call it a day?
Hien Lam on Apr 20, 2016
Looks like THE PROFESSIONALS and SILVERADO just had a baby called THE QUICK AND THE DEADER
282054 on Apr 20, 2016
Just makes me want to watch the Sturges film. This has some good people in it, but doesn't come NEAR the cast of that film. Redbox it is.
grimjob on Apr 20, 2016
Well...you can't top the original cast, that's for sure--the best of Hollywood's "tough guys" for that time and Eli Wallach playing a Mexican (which would be screamed at today!). Still...Denzel? D'Onofrio? These guys are top class, and I'll give it a chance. Because as shocking as this may seem, there are a lot of people who have never seen the Sturges film, much less the TV series from several years ago starring Michael Biehn, Ron Perlman, and Rick Worthy, and also the source for both of them, Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai.
Scopedog on Apr 22, 2016
Huh. Didn't know there was tv show. I'd like to see that.
grimjob on Apr 23, 2016
Looks good to me. I love the Yul Bryner version but I've no problem with this. Many films nowadays are quickly labelled as something 'avatar underwater' 'titanic in space' so if you want an ensemble western and have the rights to the name of an ensemble western, why not use it? Everyone would be labelling it that anyway or maybe they'd be calling it a Western suicide squad!
Payne by name on Apr 20, 2016
Oh my interests have been peaked.
Josh W on Apr 20, 2016
Ah, I don't know. The trailer was okay, but anytime that Pratt guy came on playing the part McQueen played I just shook my head. Then he had to utter that dork line, 'damn, I'm good'. No, you ain't, Pratt. Other than that, I liked the trailer and the gal was interesting. Washington is always watchable. Best not to compare it to the original(s), Alex, as it will never, ever measure up. Just take it for what it is and it should be okay. It is a Western, and I love 'em. Plus Fuqua turns out pretty good films. I'll see for myself if I can suspend my memories of the original American film and give it a chance...gonna be hard to do.
Bo on Apr 20, 2016
"...gonna be hard to do..." I sympathize. I'll do the same--Denzel and Vincent are great actors, and I loved The Equalizer--when Fuqua and Denzel work together it's always a treat. But...to be brutally honest, a lot of people have no idea of, or have even seen, the original film, much less The Seven Samurai.
Scopedog on Apr 22, 2016
Thanks for your reply, Dog. I reckon by 'the original film' you mean the McQueen American version...because to be brutally honest (sorry, just teasing you) the original film would, in fact, be The Seven Samurai. Which, of course, you know. And you are certainly right, which amazes me, that people haven't seen the American remake of Samurai, much less Samurai. Oh well. I will give this one a shot. I love Westerns and this has a chance of being pretty good with Washington and Fuqua involved. I am going to have a tough time with this Pratt guy, though. I would love to be pleasantly surprised by him, but from what I seen of him so far I seriously doubt I could ever like anything he ever does. He's a bit of a dork. My bad. Sorry. Cheers!
Bo on Apr 22, 2016
Lar Rackell on Apr 20, 2016
One has just to forget about some things and go enjoy this one. My main complaint is too clean execution of it. I mean, everything is there; more less watchable cast. decent director, nice woman and it looks like a good recipe. For thing a million times seen ... This is some good tv/streaming time in some distant future ...
shiboleth on Apr 20, 2016
Hollywood trying to push Byung-hyun Lee...the dude has talent, but not in American cinema.
DAVIDPD on Apr 20, 2016
I hope they can find a way to use some of the Elmer Bernstein score...
kitano0 on Apr 21, 2016
Looks enjoyable...the best $1.80 I ever spent, uh...it about $17 now in some places, uh...actually I have MoviePass so that like $30 a month, uh....., let's just say that I'm gonna see it, pardner.
Whichhalfofthewit on Apr 21, 2016
Looked "ok"... nothing great. Probably would have been much better if it was just Denzel and Pratt. Cut out the rest from the movie. Oh well.
Henry Willis on Apr 21, 2016
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