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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Tom Cruise to Ride with The Magnificent Seven

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May 21, 2012

Tom Cruise is planning to headline a big screen remake of John Sturges' The Magnifcent Seven, Variety reports.

The 1960 film, itself a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai starred Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Horst Bucholz, James Colburn, Brad Dexter, Steve McQueen and Robert Vaughn as seven gunfighters-for-hire tasked with protecting a small Mexican village. It spawned three sequels, 1966's Return of the Magnificent Seven, 1969's Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and 1972's The Magnifcent Seven Ride Again, as well as a television series, simply called "The Magnificent Seven," that ran two seasons beginning in 1998.

Cruise most recently starred in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and can soon be seen back on the big screen in Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages and Christopher McQuarrie's One Shot.


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If they don't do this right, it will be a disaster. I'm not saying don't do it, but it had better be dang good.

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MGM Hires Novelist Nic Pizzolatto to Draft The Magnificent Seven

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August 9, 2012

MGM has hired novelist-turned-screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto to draft their planned big screen remake of John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven, Variety reports.

Tom Cruise is attached to star in the new film, but there's currently no announced production timeframe.


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John Lee Hancock Rewriting The Magnificent Seven for MGM

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December 24, 2013

Hot on the heels of the release of his behind-the-scenes Mary Poppins film, Saving Mr. Banks, which is getting serious Oscar buzz for actress Emma Thompson, filmmaker John Lee Hancock has just been signed up to rewrite the long-in-development remake of the Western The Magnificent Seven for MGM. Tom Cruise was long thought to be a part of the cast for this remake, but according to The Wrap, he is no longer attached.

The original draft of the script was written by Nic Pizzolatto, whose show "True Detective" starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, premieres on HBO next month, basing it on the 1960 film directed by John Sturges that itself was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's classic 1954 film Seven Samurai. The original movie starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as a group of disparate gunmen who come together to protect a Mexican village from bandits led by Eli Wallach. It led to a number of sequels as well as a CBS series that ran from 1998 to 2000.

Tom Cruise had been interested in remaking the project back in 2012 when MGM started to go through its library titles looking for films to remake, but he became busy with other projects.

Before writing and directing Saving Mr. Banks and the football drama The Blind Side, for which Sandra Bullock won an Oscar, Hancock already had some experience with the Western genre, having co-written and directed The Alamo for Walt Disney Pictures, which didn't fare well at the box office despite a fairly large budget. That didn't detract Disney from continuing to hire Hancock, as he did rewrites on their upcoming summer tent pole Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, plus they entrusted him to bring part of Walt Disney's legacy to the screen with "Mr. Banks."

Meanwhile, MGM continues to look at films from their library that they can remake with this year's Carrie remake and last year's Red Dawn remake--both box office disappointments--being followed by next year's Robocop and Poltergeist with remakes of Death Wish and WarGames also in the planning stages.


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Haley Bennett Saddles Up for The Magnificent Seven

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February 20, 2015

Haley Bennett, who recently appeared in The Equalizer, is reteaming with director Antoine Fuqua and leading man Denzel Washington for The Magnificent Seven. According to Deadline, Bennett will play the film’s female lead, a woman in a small town whose husband is murdered by gunfighters. She winds up paying the bounty to enlist the film’s title ensemble.

Originally drafted by “True Detective” scribe Nic Pizzolatto (since rewritten by The Blind Side‘s John Lee Hancock), The Magnificent Seven will remake the 1960 film directed by John Sturges that itself was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai. Sturges’ version starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as a group of disparate gunmen who come together to protect a Mexican village from bandits led by Eli Wallach. It led to a number of sequels as well as a CBS television series.

The new film is said to feature victimized a mining town, taken over by a gold baron, rather than the Mexican village of the original.

Chris Pratt is also set to star in the remake, which is expected to announce more cast members very soon. Check back for further details as soon as they become available.


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Vincent D'Onofrio Up for Villain Role in Magnificent Seven Remake

The Jurassic World and Daredevil actor is in early talks for the 1960's western remake.

By Rachel Paxton-Gillilan

Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays the sinister Kingpin in Marvel-Netflix's Daredevil, is up for the villain role in director Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven.

Variety reports that D'Onofrio is in early talks with studios MGM and Sony to join the already cast Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.

The Magnificent Seven tells the story of seven desperadoes tasked with defending an impoverished town from bandits. The 1960's western, based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, starred Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner.

The remake's script recently got a rewrite from John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), after receiving an earlier draft from True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto.

D'Onofrio can also be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World, alongside Magnificent Seven star Chris Pratt, when it hits theaters June 12, 2015.


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Denzel’s Magnificent Seven Grabs MLK Weekend in 2017

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March 29, 2015

There’s a lot of excitement building for Denzel Washington’s third movie with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, a remake of the Western The Magnificent Seven, which reunites him with Training Day‘s Oscar-nominated supporting actor Ethan Hawke, joined by Chris Pratt and the recently announced Vincent D’Onofrio.

The movie hasn’t started filming yet, but Sony has already set their sights on a release date according to ERC Box Office, and the plan is to release it on MLK Jr. weekend, January 13, 2017.

This would have it being released on the same weekend as Denzel’s hit action-thriller The Book of Eli, directed by the Hughes Brothers, which opened with $38 million over the four-day holiday on its way to $94.8 million. It was one of Denzel’s biggest openings at the time, following Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, although he has gone on to have other similar hits with Safe House and last year’s Fuqua-directed The Equalizer, which grossed more than $100 million after opening in September.

Since only four male actors have been announced for the movie, we have to assume we’ll hear who will play the other three Magnificent 7 sometime before the movie starts shooting in Louisiana in mid-May.

The original 1960 movie, a remake itself of the Akira Kurosawa samurai film Seven Samurai, starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn and Eli Wallach.


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Well, they're certainly off to a good start with Washington, Pratt and Hawke. At the very least they have my attention.

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Jason Momoa and Byung-hun Lee Join The Magnificent Seven Cast


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May 5, 2015

Already set to play Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Jason Momoa has signed up for a new cinematic ensemble project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former “Game of Thrones” star has joined the cast of Training Day director Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven opposite Denzel Washington (who took home an Oscar for Training Day), Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt, The Equalizer‘s Haley Bennett, Boyhood‘s Ethan Hawke, Elite Squad‘s Wagner Moura and “Marvel’s Daredevil” star Vincent D’Onofrio. According to the trade, Momoa will play one of the film’s antagonists.

Originally drafted by “True Detective” scribe Nic Pizzolatto (since rewritten by The Blind Side‘s John Lee Hancock), The Magnificent Seven will remake the 1960 film directed by John Sturges that itself was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai. Sturges’ version starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as a group of disparate gunmen who come together to protect a Mexican village from bandits led by Eli Wallach. It led to a number of sequels as well as a CBS television series.

The new film is said to feature a victimized mining town, taken over by a gold baron, rather than the Mexican village of the original.

UPDATE: Deadline is reporting that Byung-hun Lee (I Saw the Devil, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has also joined The Magnificent Seven in the role of Billy Rocks. Lee can be seeing coming up in Alan Talor’s franchise sequel Terminator Genisys, hitting theaters July 1.


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Peter Sarsgaard to Menace The Magnificent Seven

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May 20, 2015

Director Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven has found its villain today as Variety reports that Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead, Green Lantern) has signed on to play the story’s chief antagonist. He joins Denzel Washington (who took home an Oscar for Fuqua’s Training Day), Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt, The Equalizer‘s Haley Bennett, Boyhood‘s Ethan Hawke, Elite Squad‘s Wagner Moura, G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘s Byung-hun Lee, “White Collar’s” Matt Bomer and “Marvel’s Daredevil” star Vincent D’Onofrio.

Originally drafted by “True Detective” scribe Nic Pizzolatto (since rewritten by The Blind Side‘s John Lee Hancock), The Magnificent Seven will remake the 1960 film directed by John Sturges that itself was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai. Sturges’ version starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as a group of disparate gunmen who come together to protect a Mexican village from bandits led by Eli Wallach. It led to a number of sequels as well as a CBS television series.

The new film is said to feature a victimized mining town, taken over by a gold baron (Sarsgaard), rather than the Mexican village of the original.


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