The Magnificent Seven premieres today. Remake of the 1960 film which in turn was a western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, we have been keeping a close eye on the production for almost five years now. Much has changed in those five years: actors came and went (Tom Cruise was originally supposed to star), I count that the script has gone through at least three rewrites, and the film’s score ended up being one of the last projects that famed film composed James Horner worked on before his death.
Today, the seven finally ride again. Unless you are in a country where film premieres happen on Fridays, in which case you have one more day to wait.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua of The Replacement Kilers and Training Day fame from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk, shot by Mauro Fiore (Training Day, Avatar and others), and starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier and Peter Sarsgaard, the film’s trailers have certainly promised an action-packed 133 minutes.
Speaking of which, here is the obligatory trailer:
Excited about this? Are you planning to watch the film this weekend? If you do, drop your thoughts in the comments section below after you have re-emerged from the theatre. I’ll be in the middle of nowhere for the entire weekend, so won’t have a chance of catching the cowboys until sometime next week.