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We’re pretty excited for this film here at The Film Show, it’s a remake of a film from 1960 directed by John Sturges from 1960, which brought together action stars Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen among others to make up the notorious seven gunslingers. That film was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, regarded by many as one of the greatest films of all time.
The new version has a similarly impressive cast to its predecessor. Director Antoine Fuqua, who also directed the Academy Award winning Training Day, has drafted in up-and-coming megastar Chris Pratt, who you wouldn’t have associated with this kind of role in the past, but since his inclusion in the Marvel universe with Guardians of the Galaxy, he has been catapulted into a new kind of stardom. Fuqua regular Denzel Washington is also involved, as is one of my favourite actors Ethan Hawke, who you may recognise from his work with Richard Linklater, particularly his incredible performance in his 12-year epic, Boyhood. The Seven are completed by Emmy nominee Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier.