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Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt Shine in New Magnificent Seven Trailer

Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) seems like just the man for the job of remaking the great 1960 John Sturges film, which itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai. Fuqua is back teaming with his go-to guy in Denzel Washington, and adding Chris Pine and a host of great actors to fill out his seven, the film has a shot of standing on it's own two legs. The new trailer for The Magnificent Seven has us excited—action, acting chops and a bad guy worth hating.

The gist of the story is this: The town of Rose Creek is under the control of sinister industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), so the townspeople seek help from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), 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). As the showdown looms, these seven very different dudes begin to realize they're fighting for more than money.

The screenplay was written by two men with real good guys and bad guys pedigree; True Detective scribe Nic Pizzolatto and The Equalizer‘s Richard Wenk. Check out the new trailer below. 

The Magnificent Seven hits theaters on September 23.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO8obpoIO0I

Featured image courtesy of Sony Pictures.

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