Tom Cruise to Ride with The Magnificent Seven

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Tom Cruise is planning to headline a big screen remake of John Sturges’ The Magnifcent Seven, Variety reports.

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 Magnifcent Seven Ride Again, as well as a television series, simply called “The Magnificent Seven,” that ran two seasons beginning in 1998.

Cruise most recently starred in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and can soon be seen back on the big screen in Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages and Christopher McQuarrie’s One Shot.

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