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 an author, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. 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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