Yes, it’s another one.
Do we need another adaptation of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s SEVEN SAMURAI)? Probably not. But when the updated version has Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Lee Byung-hun, and a stout Vincent D’Onofrio, then yes, make as many as you want.
Antoine Fuqua directs. He always brings out the best in Washington (TRAINING DAY, THE EQUALIZER). The real draw is D’Onofrio, though. He’s always been a great actor, but he’s hit a new level since he let himself go physically. Throw in a weathered beard, and him on a horse, and you have yourself a hit, my friends.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN arrives September 23, 2016.