So, we finally have our first look at Antoine Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven remake, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. We were extremely sceptical about this film for a while but now the first batch of photos and trailer have arrived, we’re leaning more towards thinking it looks completely badass.
In addition to minted A-listers Pratt and Washington, the impressive ensemble is rounded off with Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Ononfrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier.
The film is a Training Day reunion, re-teaming director Fuqua with Hawke and Washington. Interestingly, across his illustrious and varied career, Washington has never appeared in a western.
Although it bears its name, the film is not a direct remake of 1960’s Magnificent Seven starring Steve McQueen, but will borrow heavily from its themes and narrative. Check out the images below.
The remake rides into cinemas on September 23
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER
Ireland release date: 23rd September 2016
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the sleepy town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate towns people 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.
Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk