One of the most in-demand directors, currently in Hollywood is Antoine Fuqua. Among several projects he’s considering is the long-gestating new remake of The Magnificent Seven. A remake of the 1960 American western film, has been long rumoured but nowVariety are reporting that it may just be a done deal!
Fuqua is reportedly keen to partner up again with Denzel Washington to remake the MGM classic, with both men being offered deals for the picture. This comes as no surprise as the pair worked together on Training Day and, more recently, on The Equalizer. The script itself has been wrote thus far by John Lee Hancock and "True Detective’s" Nic Pizzolatto.
The original is a 1960 American western film directed by John Sturges. It is a western-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as gunslingers that unite to help a Mexican village take on bandits.
No release date has been confirmed, but expect to see the film around the end of 2015 or mid 2016.