Variety reports that MGM will be producing a remake of their 1960 western The Magnificent Seven, which of course was an adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.
No director has been attached yet, but Tom Cruise is reported to be attached to star. Overall, the plans for the film appear to be quite tentative so there is no estimated release date (or year) announced yet.
The film joins two other Seven Samurai related projects that are currently in development in Hollywood: the Weinsteins’ modern Seven Samurai adaptation, and Irvine Welsh’s soccer adaptation The Magnificent Eleven. Neither production has made the news recently though, so it is possible that they have been scrapped.
Last autumn it was also announced that Christopher McQuarrie is working on a multiplatform project Rubicon, which too is inspired by Seven Samurai.