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“I seek righteousness,” a woman intones. “But I’ll take revenge.”
Washington plays gunslinger Sam Chisolm, seen in the trailer agreeing to save a town from the brutal reign of an industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard).
Chisolm recruits six men to help him free the town, now played by Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) and Martin Sensmeier.
The MGM film also stars Cam Gigandet, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, and Vinnie Jones. Antoine Fuqua, who directed an Oscar winning performance from Washington in “Training Day,” John Lee Hancock, Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto (of True Detective fame) wrote the screenplay.
The film is a remake of a 1960 Western which starred a decidedly less King and I, Yul Brynner, Cool Hand, himself, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. That film was itself a remake of 1954 Akira Kurosawa masterpiece,“Seven Samurai.” We can’t wait to see how some of our current favs compare in this new adaptation.
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About Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven is a 2016 American Western action film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. It is a remake of the 1960 western film of the same name, which in turn was a reimagination of the Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard. It is the final film of composer James Horner, who died the previous year after composing a part of the score; his friend Simon Franglen completed the music.
Principal photography began on May 18, 2015, in the north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Magnificent Seven premiered on September 8, 2016, at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released in the United States on September 23, 2016, in conventional and IMAX theatres. The film received mixed reviews from critics, although the cast was praised, and grossed $162 million worldwide.