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Director Antoine Fuqua is having a bit of a nostalgia fest at the moment. Not only has he resurrected The Magnificent Seven and recruited old buddy Denzel Washington to take the lead, he’s now approaching Ethan Hawke about sharing the screen with Washington again.
The pair memorably appeared in Fuqua’s Training Day (2001) and Hawke went on to star in the helmer’s Brooklyn’s Finest (2010). Presumably the idea is to recreate the chemistry between original actors Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner.
They’ll be riding the range with Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett. John Hancock has written the script, which is an adaptation of an adaptation – the source material being Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.
Four movies were made out of the Magnificent Seven concept, so MGM clearly have sequels in mind. Fuqua appears to be hitching his wagon to the franchise market of late – his last high-profile »
- Steve Palace
Ethan Hawke is re-teaming with his "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua and "Training Day" co-star Denzel Washington for the upcoming "The Magnificent Seven" remake, which also Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer) on board. "The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of the 1960 film, which was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic "Seven Samurai." The original version starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as a group of disparate gunmen who come together to protect a Mexican village from bandits led by Eli Wallach. The new film will be about a victimized mining town, taken over by a gold baron. The script was originally written by Nic Pizzolatto ("True Detective") and then re-written by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side). »
Director John Sturges' classic 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven" will be remade as a big screen MGM Western by director Antoine Fuqua. Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Haley Bennett are the first cast members to be announced. The original film was based on another classic, director Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai". For decades, MGM has been trying to launch a remake of the film but the closest the studio came was with a moderately successful TV series. At various times, names like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise had been linked to remakes that never bore fruit. The first movie spawned three big screen sequels between 1966 and 1972. At the time it premiered, the only big name stars in the cast were Yul Brynner and Eli Wallach. However, the success of the movie helped launch supporting actors Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn to full-fledged leading man status. German »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
The original John Sturges-directed The Magnificent Seven had an absolutely stacked cast. Playing the titular group, the western brought together the likes of Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and James Coburn. That obviously gives the upcoming Antoine Fuqua-directed remake quite a standard to live up to, but the film is well on its way to making something. well, magnificent. News has come down from Variety that yet another big name has joined the Magnificent Seven cast . so we figured we.d shine a spotlight on this rapidly growing, awesome ensemble. The film still isn.t done adding big names, but here.s who is on board so far: When Antoine Fuqua first signed on to direct The Magnificent Seven last summer, it only took a matter of days before he was able to convince Denzel Washington to go on the adventure »
The Oscar nominee will star in the remake of the 1960 Western classic alongside Denzel Washington.
The movie tells the story of a woman who hires seven gunfighters to protect her village from marauding bandits.
Roger Birnbaum is to produce the new film, which has been in the works since 2012. »
Variety reports that Boyhood‘s Ethan Hawke has entered the final stages of negotiations for a role in MGM’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. Should he lock down the part, we’ll be in for a full-blown Training Day reunion, as his collaborators on the 2001 cop thriller – Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington – are already on board to direct and star, respectively.
Hawke now stands to appear alongside man of the moment, Chris Pratt, who signed on back in December, and The Equalizer‘s Haley Bennett, who recently snagged the female lead. The matter of who Hawke will be playing is under lock and key, but logic suggests he may be one of the titular seven.
With regards to the story, very little has been revealed so far. We know that the movie will remake John Sturges’ 1960 original, and, like that classic it will concentrate on a small town whose »
- Gem Seddon
Nearly 14 years after making Training Day with star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua, Ethan Hawke is reuniting with both the actor and filmmaker in MGM's The Magnificent Seven remake. Variety reports that Ethan Hawke is in final negotiations to join the cast, which also includes Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett. No details were given for Ethan Hawke's character.
The original Western classic The Magnificent Seven starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz as seven gunmen hired by a Mexican fishing village to protect them from the villainous Calvera (Eli Wallach). Director John Sturges' film was itself a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's beloved 1954 classic Seven Samurai. This new version will be set in a gold mining town, with Haley Bennett playing a widow who hires seven gunman to protect her town from a gold baron and his thugs. »
It's officially a all-out Training Day reunion as Ethan Hawke has joined the cast of Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven remake at MGM. Hawke joins his Training Day director as well as co-star Denzel Washington in the film recently rewritten by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) after "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto wrote the previous draft. The film, a remake of the 1960 John Sturges original, which itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, tells the story of an army of bandits terrorizing a small Mexican farming village. Desperately needing protection, the farmers offer their last bit of money to a group of idle gunfighters. The men accept the job - not for cash, but for the chance to return to the action. The remake will move the action from a Mexican village to a mining town taken over by a gold baron. Ironically enough, I »
- Brad Brevet
According to THR, Ethan Hawke is in "final negotiations" to board Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" starring Denzel Washington. Hawke and Washington made box office bank back in 2001's "Training Day," which earned both actors Academy Award nominations and Washington an Oscar win for Best Actor. Screenwriters John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks") and Nic Pizzolatto (a double WGA winner for HBO's "True Detective") base their script on Kurosawa's 1954 "Seven Samurai" written by Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni. That tale of seven gunslingers banding together to protect a destitute village from blood-seeking bandits was first remade in 1960 as "The Magnificent Seven" directed by John Sturges and starring Steven McQueen. Chris Pratt and Hailey Bennett also boarded the project, which MGM began developing back in 2012 alongside a spate of other titles from its studio library including the forthcoming »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Nearly 15 years after they first worked together on “Training Day,” Ethan Hawke is nearing a deal to reteam with Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua on MGM’s “The Magnificent Seven,” TheWrap has learned. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett co-star in the film, which was written by “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto and John Lee Hancock. Also Read: Chris Pratt in Talks to Join Denzel Washington in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ The remake follows seven elite gunmen who agree to protect a small Mexican town from a gang of outlaws. Roger Birnbaum will produce “Magnificent Seven,” which was originally based on Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven. »
- Jeff Sneider
Ten years on, the "Training Day" team of director Antoine Fuqua and leading men Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke are coming together again for the upcoming remake of the 1960 classic western "The Magnificent Seven" at MGM.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
It’s not hard to see The Walking Dead as an extended metaphor for war and the problems that arise when a person (or a group of people) has been fighting for too long and now returns to the home front, so to speak. We can also see this episode — or story arc — as an extended riff on The Magnificent Seven/Seven Samurai: a band of hardened fighters is hired to protect simple townsfolk who aren’t prepared to deal with the badness that surrounds them, and what happens when that hardness comes into contact with “civilization.” While the episode is … Continue reading →
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- Scott Radtke
The Magnificent Seven, Wake, Snowden, and other movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Ali & Nino Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) has joined the cast of Asif Kapadia’s epic love story [...]
Continue reading: Film Casting: Magnificent Seven, Wake, Nicolas Cage in Snowden Film »
- Rollo Tomasi
Mission: Impossible 5: Tom Cruise stars in the upcoming Mission: Impossible 5, which recently had its release date moved forward to July 31. But does the action thriller need a new ending? A recent report claimed production shut down for "a week or so... because the film's ending was deemed unsatisfactory," adding that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie would be working "with a writer friend whose identity remains a mystery." However, McQuarrie himself appeared to quash the rumor via social media. [The Hollywood Reporter/Twitter] The Magnificent Seven: Haley Bennett has landed the female lead in The Magnificent Seven, the upcoming new version of the 1960 original, itself an unofficial remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Bennett will reteam...
- Peter Martin
Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are teaming up again for MGM's long-in-development remake of "The Magnificent Seven" (the 1960 American western directed by John Sturges, which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai"). As recently as 2012, Tom Cruise was attached to star in the remake, although, at the time, there was no director attached. It was said that Cruise had long been interested in saddling up for a "Magnificent Seven" remake, but was not in his then immediate plans. "The Magnificent Seven" starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The actress will play the female lead in Antoine Fuqua's forthcoming remake of the classic Western, Deadline reports.
She joins the film alongside the previously cast Denzel Washington.
The Magnificent Seven tells the tale of an oppressed Mexican peasant village that enlists the help of seven gunfighters to defend its homes.
Roger Birnbaum is to produce the film, which has been in the works since 2012 and has undergone several script and cast changes.
After securing Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt for their remake of the Western classic The Magnificent Seven, MGM has brought on Haley Bennett to play the female lead. Deadline reports she beat out several other actresses in what is being described as a "starmaking role." The actress will play the widow of a murdered man, who lives in a gold mine town that has been taken over by a baron and his thugs. She hires a bounty hunter to get rid of these evil men, giving him enough money to hire six other gunmen to help their cause.
The original Western The Magnificent Seven debuted in 1960, starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz as the seven gunmen, with Eli Wallach portraying the villainous Calvera, who terrorizes a small Mexican fishing village. The Western, directed by John Sturges, was itself a loose »
Following the news last month that Ridiculous 6 will be the first project in Adam Sandler's four-movie Netflix deal from September, Lost star Jorge Garcia has joined the cast. Warner Bros., the studio that produced Adam Sandler's last comedy Blended, was previously in talks to distribute the Western comedy Ridiculous 6. The studio backed out after both Blended and Seth MacFarlane's Western A Million Ways to Die in the West underperformed at the box office.
Adam Sandler stars as a man who was raised as an orphan by an Indian tribe in Ridiculous 6, which is described as a spoof of The Magnificent Seven. Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider and Terry Crews are playing the orphan's half-brothers. Last month's report revealed there is one more half-brother yet to be cast, so it's possible that this is who Jorge Garcia is playing. Nick Nolte plays the long-lost father of Sandler's character, »
I love movie and television soundtracks. I’ll often use a given soundtrack while I work, letting it fuel my writing. I can’t listen to music with lyrics in them; that interferes with my process. I’ll get themes, characters, even scenes or whole plots from the music. Soundtrack music is in service of the story that the film is trying to tell; it’s a part of the narrative, heightening the emotion that’s being invoked.
I have my own particular favorites. The composers usually have a large body of work but certain key works resonate within me – Jerry Goldsmith’s Chinatown and Patton, James Horner with Field of Dreams, Shaun Davey’s Waking Ned Devine, Elmer Bernstein’s To Kill A Mockingbird (has there ever been a more beautiful and evocative theme?) and, of course, The Magnificent Seven.
I’ve also been very fond of Alan Silvestri »
- John Ostrander
Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche) Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, 2015; the César Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 20, 2015, at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. Kristen Stewart is in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category for Clouds of Sils Maria / Sils Maria. Catherine Deneuve has been shortlisted as Best Actress for In the Courtyard / Dans la cour. So, how are Stewart and Deneuve making César history? Well, let's begin with "the expected one": Deneuve. Catherine Deneuve One of the biggest film icons ever, Catherine Deneuve is one of those relatively rare international film superstars who has never bothered with – or needed – a Hollywood career. Deneuve, who turned 71 last October 22, has been »
- Steve Montgomery
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