The Magnificent Seven seem to be on everybody’s mind these days. John Sturges’ iconic 1960 Western inspired not one but two big-name parodies in the last year alone: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous Six. Soon, viewers will be staring down the barrel of Antoine Fuqua’s honest-to-goodness remake of The Magnificent Seven (itself, of course, a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai). As the latest trailer shows, it’s going to involve a lot of horses and a lot of things blowing up.
Denzel Washington stars as Chisolm, a bounty hunter recruited by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) to even the score of her fellow townspeople against oppressive industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). He assembles a strike force of six other fighters and desperadoes: Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). The seven are vastly outnumbered by Bogue’s cronies, but they love to think on their feet, blow stuff up, and, in the case of Sam, shoot people while hanging sideways off a moving horse. Should make for an even fight.
Watch the trailer above. The Magnificent Seven hits theaters Sep. 23.