Director Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen) brings his modern vision to a classic story (it says here). With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
The cast includes Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Chris Pratt, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Cam Gigandet, Sean Bridgers, Luke Grimes and Vinnie Jones.
The script comes from John Lee Hancock, Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto, based on the screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni.
The Magnificent Seven ride out on September 23rd in the UK and US. I still maintain that Denzel can’t act his way out of a paper bag, so I won’t be clip-clopping to the cinema for this one.
Oh, hang on, some of it is filmed in 70mm IMAX at a ratio of 1.44:1… which is my achilles heel. Bugger, I guess I’ll end up seeing it anyway like I did with Batman V Superman!
Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version:
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