Sony Pictures has just released the second trailer for Antoine Fuqua‘s The Magnificent Seven. The film is a reimagining of the 1960’s film of the same name, which also happened to be an adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese-language film Seven Samurai. Fuqua’s film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeier as our seven protagonists, each with their own special set of skills, who are hired by the residents of a small town in need of help ousting the nefarious industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard).
Check out the trailer here below.
Even though this film has a September release date, I get the feeling that this will still be a pretty big hit over the Fall; if anything, it does look better than some of the recent films that have been hitting theaters recently. In addition to the big names that star in this film, it just has that summer blockbuster feel to it. Washington plays the stoic Sam Chisolm, a bounty hunter. Pratt looks to be channeling his inner Star-Lord to play Josh Farraday, a gambler with a fondness for explosives. Not that it will be a huge problem since he’ll be there to give the film some humor, but it’s hard not to draw some comparisons.
The new trailer provides some additional footage while giving us each of the seven’s personalized monikers. So the trailer plays like any standard new trailer we would get, but that does not take away from the anticipation or excitement.
Matt Bomer and Haley Bennett also star.
The Magnificent Seven opens September 23, 2016.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picturesâ€™ and Columbia Picturesâ€™ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns â€“ Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent Dâ€™Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.