The Magnificent Seven … to ride again?

28 May

Hollywood rumour mills are churning out a story that Tom Cruise is spearheading a remake of the Magnificent Seven. It seems to be in “concept” stage only at present.

In an age where we have a dearth of Western films, any such rumour is greeted with enthusiasm.

The immediate question arises: WHO ? will be the Seven ??

Casting will spell the success – or failure – of the whole project – and presents a very daunting task: how can you match or equal the almost unparalelled cast of the original movie ? that starred Yul Brunner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Eli Wallach, Horst Buchholz …

Nearly every actor in the Seven was – or became – a bonafide movie Star in their own right.

Who would you cast as the Seven? Consider that Cruise likely will hold one role – possibly that which was played by Brunner (wonder if he’ll shave his head?)

It’s going to be interesting to see what they come up with.

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