I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive when it was announced that a remake of The Magnificent Seven was coming our way as I was such a big fan of the original.

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

It was back in 1960 when The Magnificent Seven hit the big screen, which was itself a remake of the 1954 Japanese movie Seven Samurai. However, it is widely regarded as a classic of the Western genre.

The Western is a genre that has fallen out of favour and one we see very rarely on the big screen - having said that, there have been some terrific films such as 3:10 To Yuma and The Preposition in recent years.

While I was a little uncertain about the new film, I have to admit, the first couple of trailers have been great; I really cannot wait to see the film at the end of the month.

The Magnificent Seven sees Antoine Fuqua back in the director's chair for what will be his first feature film since Southpaw back in 2015.

The movie sees the filmmaker reunite with Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, with whom he worked on Training Day back in 2001 and The Equalizer in 2014.

Washington and Fuqua are one of the most exciting actor/director partnerships - Washington went on to win his Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Training Day - and it is great to see them working together for the third time.

The Magnificent Seven also sees the filmmaker reunite with Ethan Hawke, who worked with Fuqua on Training Day and Brooklyn's Finest. I can't wait to see Hawke and Washington share the screen once again.

The movie boasts one of the most impressive ensemble casts of the autumn as Washington and Hawke are joined on the cast list by Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Matt Bomer, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.

With the sleepy town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns - Sam Chisolm (Washington), Josh Farraday (Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Hawke), Jack Horne (D'Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Lee), Vasquez (Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (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.

Fuqua is set to bring The Magnificent Seven story to the big screen for a brand new generation and I cannot wait to see him put his stamp on a tale many of us know so well.

The Magnificent Seven is released 23rd September.

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