I seek justice, but I’ll take revenge.
Metro Golden Meyer and Columbia Pictures have released the official trailer for its upcoming western, The Magnificent Seven. A remake of the 1960 Yul Brynner classic, The Magnificent Seven focuses on a seven gun mens’ quest to help a young woman and protect a small town from a savage gang. Bounty hunter Sam Chisholm (Denzel Washington) recruits six unique warriors to his cause. Starting with gambler Josh Farraday (Christ Pratt) and gradually expanding to include a sharpshooter (Ethan Hawke), tracker (Vincent D’Onforio), assassin (Byung-hun Lee), outlaw (Manuel Garcia-Rolfo), and a warrior (Martin Sensmeier). Peter Sarsgaard stars as the villainous gang leader, Bartholomew Bogue.
Like the teaser trailer, the new trailer highlighted the deadly skills of each member. My personal favorite was the assassin’s brief, but memorable appearance. Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt look right at home with their revolvers and Western attire. And Vincent D’Onforio’s tracker looks like somebody you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.
The Magnificent Seven will be released on September 23rd of this year. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua, famous for Training Day and (most recently) Southpaw.
Will you be seeing The Magnificent Seven? Do you think it can possibly live up to the incredibly high bar set by its predecessor? Let us know in the comments.