September 23, 2016
Studio: Sony Pictures, MGM
Director: Antoine Fuqua
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: John Lee Hancock, Nic Pizzolatto
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Byung Hun Lee, Jason Momoa, Matt Bomer, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Slaughter
Copyright Holder: N/A
A big screen remake of John Sturges' classic western "The Magnificent Seven." The new film is said to feature victimized a mining town, taken over by a gold baron, rather than the Mexican village of the original. The 1960 film, itself a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai," starred Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Horst Bucholz, James Colburn, Brad Dexter, Steve McQueen and Robert Vaughn as seven gunfighters-for-hire tasked with protecting a small Mexican village. It spawned three sequels, 1966's "Return of the Magnificent Seven," 1969's "Guns of the Magnificent Seven," and 1972's "The Magnificent Seven Ride Again."