Forget righteousness. The new trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s starry, bullet-holed remake of The Magnificent Seven arrived early Wednesday morning, ready to serve up a helping of revenge.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeier star in the film as the title seven avengers, with Peter Sarsgaard playing the villainous outlaw they’re out to kill (before he kills them first). As the trailer sets up, Washington’s Sam Chisolm is asked by a young woman (Haley Bennett, who also stars in this fall’s The Girl on a Train) if he’ll provide retribution to the evil Bartholomew Bogue (Sarsgaard), who previously rode into their town, burned a church, and shot her husband (Matt Bomer makes a brief appearance as the doomed spouse). Chisolm will, but he needs some help first. Enter the motley crew of ne’er-do-wells to lend support, including Pratt’s gambler and Hawke’s Civil War veteran.
“These guys are gunslingers, and when they walk into the room, you notice them,” Fuqua told USA Today on Tuesday when first-look photos of The Magnificent Seven were released. “These are people you want to be with, or you want to protect you.”
A remake of the classic 1960 Western starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen (itself based on 1954’s Seven Samurai), Magnificent Seven rides into theaters on Sept. 23.