Back in April, just after CinemaCon, Sony Pictures debuted the first trailer for their highly-anticipated remake of The Magnificent Seven, which is set to hit theaters on September 23. While we get ready for this fall release, which brings a classic story back to life on the big screen with a cast chocked full of today’s biggest stars, Sony has debuted a second trailer, along with a new international trailer and a poster. As you can see from the footage, this iconic story has been revamped for the 21st Century while still sticking to its classic roots. And it’s quite explosive.
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money in Sony Pictures‘ remake of The Magnificent Seven.
This remake is truly going to be One Wild Ride! Antoine Fuqua directs from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) and Richard Wenk. The producers are Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black. The movie unites director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington for a third time following the critically-acclaimed Training Day and The Equalizer.
The director says that he pitched Denzel this project by telling him to envision an image of the actor riding over the hill on a black horse, while playing a hip-hop version of Ennio Morricone‘s iconic theme song, which convinced him to take on this project. The director also revealed that temperatures reached over 110 degrees while production was under way last year in New Orleans, and that Denzel Washington formed a “special bond” with his character’s gun, a Colt .45 Peacemaker, which the actor reportedly took everywhere with him.
The supporting cast includes Haley Bennett, Luke Grimes, Wagner Moura and Matthew Bomer. This action-packed remake will go up against Warner Bros.’ Storks and an untitled project from Sony Pictures Animation in theaters on September 23. It will also face a number of movies opening in limited release, such as Disney’s Queen of Katwe, Broad Green Pictures’ The Dressmaker and Magnolia’s The Lovers and the Despot. Take a look at the new trailers and poster for The Magnificent Seven, and stay tuned for more on this upcoming remake.