Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are back together and following up The Equalizer with another remake, this time a new version of John Sturges’ violent, classic Western The Magnificent Seven. Denzel plays Sam Chisolm, a sharpshooter who takes on a mission from a wronged woman (Haley Bennett) to take on a ruthless gang leader, played by Peter Sarsgaard, who has an army of goons at his disposal. Chisholm recruits six other gunslingers (Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Lee Byung-Hun, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia Rulfo) to take on the gang and free the town that has been under siege. Matt Bomer, Vinnie Jones, Luke Grimes and Cam Gigandet co-star as well. There have been a bunch of really great but slower and more introspective Westerns recently but this one seems like just a fun, old school shoot em up with a crazy cast. It’s out on September 23 and you can check out the trailer below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.