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The Magnificent Seven

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A big screen remake of John Sturges' classic western The Magnificent Seven, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

First Look At Antoine Fuqua's Western Classic Remake 'The Magnificent Seven'.
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First Look At Antoine Fuqua's Western Classic Remake 'The Magnificent Seven'.

When it comes to classic westerns, John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven (1960) is arguably one of the most memorable one from that era. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, with a cast which includes Yul Bryner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn, tells the story of a group of gunmen hired to protect a small village from attacks by bandits. The film was followed by a few sequels and a TV series in 1998.

Ethan Hawke Joins'The Magnificant Seven' Remake

Ethan Hawke Joins'The Magnificant Seven' Remake

The cast for the remake of The Magnificant Seven is beginning to take shape with Ethan Hawke being the latest edition to the group. — Variety reports that Hawke is in advanced talks with MGM over the project. The Magnificent Seven is based on John Sturges’ 1960 film starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, which itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film The Seven Samurai. The script for this remake was penned by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, with The Blind Side writer-director John Lee Hancock offering up some rewrites.