Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt look like they’re having a lot of fun in the teaser of Antoine Fuqua’s reimagining of classic Western The Magnificent Seven for MGM and Columbia. Washington has a lot more hair than Yul Brynner did in the original but looks just as capable to delivering justice. Pratt also seems just as comfortable in britches and spurs as he does in space with a Walkman, bringing his by-now trademark enthusiasm to his moonshine-drinking gunslinger.
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: Sam Chisolm (Washington), Josh Farraday (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 they know is coming, the mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
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Fuqua directs from a screenplay by True Detective‘s Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. The producers are Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black.
Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson were part of the ensemble cast of the original, which was released by United Artists and is a library title for MGM, which has wanted to revive the title for some time — at one point Tom Cruise was attached to star. The film opens in theaters on September 23.
Check out the trailer above.
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