by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-chief
It feels like forever ago that we first started reporting about Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) taking on a remake to one of the all-time classic westerns, The Magnificent Seven. Since that first announcement he’s assembled an all-star cast lead by his Training Day leads of Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington that also includes Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Matt Bomer, Peter Sarsgaard, Vinnie Jones and Cam Gigandet.
Thanks to USA Today, we have our first looks at Fuqua’s world and the characters that inhabit it. It certainly looks like a western.
While I don’t think The Magnificent Seven was a film that needed a remake, I’m open to a good take on the story. If it’s made with the same attention and care of James Mangold’s 3:10 to Yuma, then we’re in for a treat. Fuqua has the skills and the cast to make something special.