First The Magnificent Seven Trailer Reveals Diverse Cast & More
I grew up watching the late-90s Magnificent Seven TV show with my family, so between that and my love for Chris Pratt, so far I can’t see anything to not love about the first The Magnificent Seven trailer.
Both this 2016 film version and the 90s show are of course based on the 1960 Steve McQueen/Yul Brynner movie of the same name. Funny enough, that original The Magnificent Seven was based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, which was very likely influenced by earlier Westerns!
But I digress. As famed as Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner are, and as much as I enjoyed the likes of Ron Perlman and Laurie Holden in the TV show, I can’t imagine not being excited about the diverse cast revealed in the first The Magnificent Seven trailer. Denzel Washington plays the man who brings the ragtag group together – in this version, he’s called Sam Chisolm, though IMDB notes that in other versions this character was known as Chris Larabee (originally played by Yul Brynner). Meanwhile, Byung-hun Lee will portray “Billy Rocks”, a new name for James Coburn’s character Britt from the 1960 film, and Manel Garcia-Rulfo is playing “Vasquez”, though at the moment there aren’t any details available about this character.
As for the first The Magnificent Seven trailer itself, it seems to promise a pretty action-packed, slightly ‘modernized’ Western…not something the genre is generally known for, but I for one believe it can be done and done right. And with other names like Chris Pratt and even Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio involved as well, I have very high hopes.
Check out the first The Magnificent Seven trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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