OK: I’m willing to countenance a remake of the classic 1960 John Sturges western that cast Steve McQueen, Yul Brenner, James Coburn, Charles Bronson and others as cowboys protecting a remote town. Heck, it was a remake of the immortal Akira Kurosawa film “The Seven Samurai.”
But I’m not sure I’m willing to countenance a remake headlined by Tom Cruise. Nonetheless, it looks like we’re getting one. Citing a report by Variety, here’s the story via ComingSoon:
“Tom Cruise is planning to headline a big screen remake of John Sturges’ The Magnifcent Seven, Variety reports.
The 1960 film, itself a loose remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai starred Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Horst Bucholz, James Colburn, Brad Dexter, Steve McQueen and Robert Vaughn as seven gunfighters-for-hire tasked with protecting a small Mexican village. It spawned three sequels, 1966’s Return of the Magnificent Seven, 1969’s Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and 1972’s The Magnifcent Seven Ride Again, as well as a television series, simply called “The Magnificent Seven,” that ran two seasons beginning in 1998.”