21 May 2012 6:34 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

With new versions of Carrie, RoboCop and more on the way, MGM is busy making a comeback with a slew of remakes, and now one more is on the way that might cause some outcry. Variety reports the studio is looking to remake the classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven from director John Sturges, and Tom Cruise is attached to star. However, it's important to note that there's no director on board yet, a writer is currently being found, and the project is not in Cruise's immediate future, though the actor is certainly interested. It would be the actor's first real western since Far and Away, though Last Samurai was close. The film really isn't begging for a remake, but since the western is a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, I guess it's not that ridiculous of a concept. The 1960 film featured an all-star cast including  Yul Brynner, Steve »

- Ethan Anderton

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