The “Magnificent Seven” remake just got a trailer

Evenin’ to y’all, hope yer all enjoyin’ yerselves. I’m sorry, I can’t keep that going throughout this thing, would be much easier with my voice instead of my keyboard. But why did I go all southern and cowboy-y? Well if you couldn’t read the title of the post, we have finally gotten a trailer for Sony’s/MGM’s remake of the western classic “The Magnificent Seven”. Sinful cinematic confession… I haven’t actually seen the original 60’s film starring every big-name actor of that time. But with this movie coming out later this year, I just might have to finally check it out. Also the TV-show starring Michael Biehn, that might just finally be watched.

So for anyone unfamiliar, the story of this is about a group of cowboys coming together to protect a village against savage thieves. Here’s the fun part though… the original “Magnificent Seven” is originally based on a Japanese movie by Akira Kurosawa about a group of samurai (yes, that’s the plural) who come together to help a village out. As you probably know by now, I absolutely love westerns, it’s practically my favorite genre of film. So of course I was interested in seeing this based on that fact, but then it also happens to feature some pretty cool things in it that makes it seem even more interesting. First off, it’s directed by Antoine Fuqua, a man who truly knows what the hell he’s doing behind that camera. Secondly, the cast is absolutely terrific, featuring people like Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard and many more. And third… the trailer is pretty fuckin’ awesome. It features some decent lines, some really cool action and a really badass cover of “House of the Rising Sun”. I was a bit skeptical before, but after seeing this I am totally on board.
While not having gotten an official release date here in Sweden yet, you US and UK people will get it on the 23rd of September of this year.
Are you guys excited to see this movie? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Have a good one!

7 thoughts on “The “Magnificent Seven” remake just got a trailer

  1. I’m okay with this. The original wasn’t exactly sacrosanct and I think remaking it at this point is kind of like remaking Ocean’s Eleven. It’s doable in a fun, breezy fashion.

    Seven Samurai, on the other hand, is another matter.

  2. I will definitely see it. I am a fan of the original and on board with the idea of remaking it with a new generation of actors. Antoine Fuqua is my biggest concern.

  3. I am a well-known hater of remakes, and just cannot see the point. The original was very much of its time, but still holds up well enough to survive without being remade. You say that you have never seen it, Markus. Have you ever seen ‘Seven Samurai’, the Kurosawa film? If not, you have a treat to come.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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