First-Look Trailers: The Magnificent Seven

Continuing with the typical Hollywood strategy of rebooting a popular film or television series, in order to both capitalize on the fans of the original and appeal to a newer generation, this Fall will bring us one of the more promising-looking remakes of this year with Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven. Retooling the 1960 western classic of the same name -- which in turn was a remake of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai -- September's Magnificent Seven finds seven deadly mercenaries in the Wild West who are tasked with taking down a ruthless industrialist. With a Gangster Squad feel to it and a line-up of notable bad-asses like Denzel Washington, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Lee Byung-hun, this explosive remake could end up being quite enjoyable in the post-summer season -- just as long as it succeeds in both capturing the essence of the original and delivering a fresh take on the western genre. Here's the first teaser trailer for The Magnificent Seven: 


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