The Magnificent Seven is undoubtedly one of the best westerns ever made. Boasting an all-star cast made up of icons such as Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn, the western was one of the first major studio films that boasted an ensemble cast.
For those unfamiliar, the 1960 classic was based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and now after 56 years, a new remake is on the horizon and its set to be nothing short of magnificent, even if we do say so ourselves.
The Magnificent Seven retains the magic of the original with a new breed of heroes. Produced by Sony Pictures and MGM, the new film is helmed by Antoine Fuqua and stars some of the biggest names in Hollywood at the moment.
The storyline is based around the developments in the town of Rose Creek, which is under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). Forced to fend for themselves, 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.