- THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Tom Cruise is planning to headline a big screen remake of John Sturges' The Magnifcent Seven, Variety reports.
The 1960 film, itself a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai starred Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Horst Bucholz, James Colburn, Brad Dexter, Steve McQueen and Robert Vaughn as seven gunfighters-for-hire tasked with protecting a small Mexican village. It spawned three sequels, 1966's Return of the Magnificent Seven, 1969's Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and 1972's The Magnifcent Seven Ride Again, as well as a television series, simply called "The Magnificent Seven," that ran two seasons beginning in 1998.
Cruise most recently starred in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and can soon be seen back on the big screen in Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages and Christopher McQuarrie's One Shot.
It will be interesting to see who will they get to be in the film, but we can say that we are against this film. The original film, is a true classic and still a easily enjoyable film that you could watch over and over again.
If this film does get made, we really hope that they get good established actors and the next generation of good actors to star and not just people like Taylor Lautner, who looks good but whose acting ability is not even worthy for a soap opera.
What do you think about this?