John Sturges‘ “The Magnificent Seven” is a classic of the western genre, but it likely wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Akira Kurosawa‘s “Seven Samurai.” So perhaps it’s not worth getting too steamed that Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “Southpaw“) is giving Sturges’ flick a new coat of paint with his star-studded remake.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier are the diverse gang hopping into the saddle for this redo, which promises some high-gloss grit. Fuqua will surely bring his own brand of energetic action to the proceedings.
“The Magnificent Seven” opens on September 23rd. [USA Today]