You guys know how we feel about remakes by now, right? Why tell the same story again and again when supposedly we’re currently in a creative Renaissance for film? We’re talking to YOU, Hollywood.
I will admit, there have been exceptions to this “I dislike remakes/reboots”, like Rise of The Planet Of The Apes, and Battlestar Galactica, but for the most part the good ones are few and far between. This is what makes the NEW film version of the Western classic Magnificent Seven such a polarizing film.
Set to star Oscar winner Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawk, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, and Vincent D’Onofrio, this could actually be one of the times a retelling works. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer, Olympus Has Fallen) is directing, and the first teaser trailer looks good:
Reportedly Washington also took horseback riding lessons and bonded any and everywhere with his bounty-hunter character’s nickel-plated Colt .45 Peacemaker.
“He had it with him all the time, even when he wasn’t on the set,” Fuqua says in a recent interview. “We’d have meetings and he’d be spinning and twirling his gun while we were talking. He used to walk around his house spinning guns, go to restaurants. Obviously, people knew it was for his character.”
Magnificent Seven rides into theaters on September 23rd, 2016.