Antoine Fuqua’s enjoyable western is simple and unsophisticated, but rich in strong iconography.
Sony Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven opened in first place this weekend with an estimated $35 million from 3,674 theatres.
One of 2016’s most badass casts assemble for Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven remake next month, and this week’s issue features inside intel on the season’s riskiest blockbuster.
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).
Earlier this month, a plane crash took the life of composer James Horner, responsible for scoring films such as Titanic, Aliens, Apollo 13 and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, among many others. There’s some interesting news today, however, regarding what appears to be Horner’s very last score as director Antoine Fuqua revealed that, in addition to scoring his latest, Southpaw, Horner secretly composed a score for Fuqua’s upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven.
Director Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven has found its villain today as Variety reports that Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead, Green Lantern) has signed on to play the story’s chief antagonist.
There’s a lot of excitement building for Denzel Washington’s third movie with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, a remake of the Western The Magnificent Seven, which reunites him with Training Day‘s Oscar-nominated supporting actor Ethan Hawke, joined by Chris Pratt and the recently-announced Vincent D’Onofrio.
The movie hasn’t started filming yet, but Sony has already set their sights on a release date according to ERC Box Office, and the plan is to release it on MLK Jr. weekend, January 13, 2017.