Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as two gunslingers who enlist five other men to protect a town that’s being taken over by a deadly industrialist. Though outnumbered, the seven men are prepared to spill blood in service of righteous justice and speak for the powerless in their time of need. In short, they’re prepared to do the impossible. “The Magnificent Seven” also stars Ethan Hawke (“Before Midnight”), Vincent D’Onofrio (“Full Metal Jacket”), Lee Byung-hun (“Terminator Genisys”), Manuel Garcia Rulfo (“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”), Martin Sensmeier (“Salem”), and Peter Sarsgaard (“Shattered Glass”). Watch the film’s first trailer above.
Though the trailer neatly sets up the premise, the new Western mostly promises a few things: violence, explosions, and quippy one-liners. Soundtracked by a cover of The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun,” the trailer mostly features quick shots of Washington, Pratt, and the rest of the gang fighting for justice by any means necessary, but also takes time to highlight frequent close-ups of Pratt smirking and winking away. In short, the new “Magnificent Seven” is cool and hip, but most of all, it’s ready to take theaters by storm.
“The Magnificent Seven” will be the third collaboration between Fuqua and Washington after 2001’s “Training Day,” which earned Washington an Oscar for Best Actor, and 2014’s neo-noir crime thriller “The Equalizer.” Fuqua’s update of the 1960 John Sturges classic (which in turn was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s epic historical drama “Seven Samurai) will hit theaters on September 23rd.