Like the interwebs, I wasn’t around in 1960, but I’m sure if we were I would have been reading about people complaining that Hollywood didn’t need to remake Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese-language film Seven Samurai. But they did, and it is considered a classic western.
Fast forward to 2016 and we do have the interwebs and me and while I haven’t seen much flack about it, they are remaking that classic western The Magnificent Seven. This new version stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt and is directed by frequent Washington collaborater Antoine Fuqua.
You can watch the trailer after the break. I have to say that I liked it. I’d be curious to hear what die hard fans of the 1960 original think about it though.