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Big Shake-Ups For ‘The Magnificent Seven’

28 December 2013 10:17 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In 1960, MGM’s American adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai was a big hit for the studio. It starred Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz, and was called The Magnificent Seven, having been turned into a western. The film told the story of seven of the best gunslingers in the west banding together, having been hired to protect a small Mexican village which lived in fear of a pack of bloodthirsty bandits. The film spawned three sequels and was also adapted into a TV series for CBS just before the turn of the century.

In May 2012, Tom Cruise became attached to star in a new remake of Magnificent Seven, thanks to his deal with MGM. MGM had begun a campaign to mine their library of past hits in an attempt to turn them into future profits, which »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Magnificent Seven remake gets rewrite, Tom Cruise off

27 December 2013 5:12 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

John Lee Hancock is to rewrite MGM's The Magnificent Seven remake.

The Saving Mr Banks director has signed on to the project, while Tom Cruise is no longer attached, reports The Wrap.

The actor was linked to the revival of the 1954 Wild West classic in May 2012.

The original Magnificent Seven starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz.

True Detective's Nic Pizzolatto wrote the first draft for the remake.

The Magnificent Seven was most recently remade as a television series which ran from 1998-2000.

Catch up on all the latest TV and Movies releases in Digital Spy's Screen Time: »

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Tom Cruise Exits The Magnificent Seven Remake; John Lee Hancock to Rewrite Script

26 December 2013 7:41 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When last we reported on MGM's remake of The Magnificent Seven, screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) was working on the script and Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher) was attached to star.  What a difference a year makes.  Cruise has reportedly left the project, which is just one of a laundry list of remakes in development by the rejuvenated studio.  All is not lost with Cruise's departure, however, as writer-director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) has come onto the project to rewrite Pizzolatto's script.  Hit the jump for more. The Wrap reports both that Cruise has left The Magnificent Seven remake and that Hancock has come on board to pen a new draft of the script.  Hancock's other screenwriting work includes Snow White and the Huntsman and the upcoming Disney film, Maleficent.  Disney also gave Hancock the reins in directing the studio's Mary Poppins picture, Saving Mr. Banks.  There's no mention »

- Dave Trumbore

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“The Magnificent Seven" Remake Loses Cruise

25 December 2013 12:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tom Cruise is no longer attached to star in MGM's contemporary remake of the classic western "The Magnificent Seven".

At the same time, "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Blind Side" director John Lee Hancock has come onboard to rewrite the project. Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective") wrote the early draft of the script.

John Sturges helmed the original 1960 western, which itself was based on the Akira Kurosawa 1954 cinematic classic "Seven Samurai".

Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz starred in 'Magnificent' as a group of American gunmen hired to protect a small Mexican village from a group of savage bandits led by Calvera (Eli Wallach).

Three sequels and a short-lived 1990s TV series followed. Cruise became interested in 'Magnificent' early last year, but his busy schedule has prevented any further commitment on his part.

The title is just one of several reboots MGM »

- Garth Franklin

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“The Magnificent Seven" Remake Loses Cruise

25 December 2013 12:47 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tom Cruise is no longer attached to star in MGM's contemporary remake of the classic western "The Magnificent Seven".

At the same time, "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Blind Side" director John Lee Hancock has come onboard to rewrite the project. Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective") wrote the early draft of the script.

John Sturges helmed the original 1960 western, which itself was based on the Akira Kurosawa 1954 cinematic classic "Seven Samurai".

Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz starred in 'Magnificent' as a group of American gunmen hired to protect a small Mexican village from a group of savage bandits led by Calvera (Eli Wallach).

Three sequels and a short-lived 1990s TV series followed. Cruise became interested in 'Magnificent' early last year, but his busy schedule has prevented any further commitment on his part.

The title is just one of several reboots MGM »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Director to Rewrite MGM’s ‘Magnificent Seven’; Tom Cruise No Longer Involved (Exclusive)

24 December 2013 2:53 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Saving Mr. Banks” director John Lee Hancock has come on to rewrite MGM’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven,” which Tom Cruise is no longer involved with, TheWrap has learned. “True Detective” scribe Nic Pizzolatto wrote the initial draft of the script. John Sturges directed the original 1960 Western, which itself was based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic “Seven Samurai.” “Magnificent Seven” starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz as a group of American gunmen hired to protect a small Mexican village from a group of savage bandits led by Calvera (Eli Wallach). The. »

- Jeff Sneider

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2002 Movie About Film Decomposition Included Among National Film Registry's 2013 Inductees

20 December 2013 1:44 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Gilda,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’: 2013 National Film Registry movies (photo: Rita Hayworth in ‘Gilda’) See previous post: “‘Mary Poppins’ in National Film Registry: Good Timing for Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks.’” Billy Woodberry’s UCLA thesis film Bless Their Little Hearts (1984). Stanton Kaye’s Brandy in the Wilderness (1969). The Film Group’s Cicero March (1966), about a Civil Rights march in an all-white Chicago suburb. Norbert A. Myles’ Daughter of Dawn (1920), with Hunting Horse, Oscar Yellow Wolf, Esther Labarre. Bill Morrison’s Decasia (2002), featuring decomposing archival footage. Alfred E. Green’s Ella Cinders (1926), with Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis. Fred M. Wilcox’s Forbidden Planet (1956), with Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Robby the Robot. Charles Vidor’s Gilda (1946), with Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready. John and Faith Hubley’s Oscar-winning animated short The Hole (1962). Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), with Best Actor Oscar winner Maximilian Schell, »

- Andre Soares

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Three-Time Academy Award Nominee Turns 91 Today

26 June 2013 4:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eleanor Parker: Palm Springs resident turns 91 today Eleanor Parker turns 91 today. The three-time Oscar nominee (Caged, 1950; Detective Story, 1951; Interrupted Melody, 1955) and Palm Springs resident is Turner Classic Movies’ Star of the Month of June 2013. Earlier this month, TCM showed a few dozen Eleanor Parker movies, from her days at Warner Bros. in the ’40s to her later career as a top Hollywood supporting player. (Photo: Publicity shot of Eleanor Parker in An American Dream.) Missing from TCM’s movie series, however, was not only Eleanor Parker’s biggest box-office it — The Sound of Music, in which she steals the show from both Julie Andrews and the Alps — but also what according to several sources is her very first movie role: a bit part in Raoul Walsh’s They Died with Their Boots On, a 1941 Western starring Errol Flynn as a dashingly handsome and all-around-good-guy-ish General George Armstrong Custer. Olivia de Havilland »

- Andre Soares

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Review: "Mr. Lucky: The Complete Series" On DVD From Timeless Media Group

15 February 2013 6:24 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

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Mr. Lucky: The Complete Series is now available for the first time ever as a 4-dvd box set from Timeless Media Group… all 34 episodes, with a running time of about 840 minutes. Mr. Lucky– created by writer/director Blake Edwards (Peter Gunn) – ran for only one season (from 1959 to 1960), even though it was a hit with viewers.

This adventure/crime drama is a sort of Peter Gunn Lite, featuring a lush, organ-powered theme song by Henry Mancini (a bonus CD of Mr. Lucky’s soundtrack is included in the set), an assortment of shady characters aboard a floating casino, and competent acting by series regulars John Vivyan (as suave professional gambler Mr. Lucky), Ross Martin (as his sidekick and business partner Andamo), Pippa Scott (as Mr. Lucky’s girlfriend Maggie Shank-Rutherford) and Tom Brown (as Lieutenant Rovacs, Mr. Lucky’s »

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