Skip to comments.Tom Cruise attached to MGM's 'Magnificent Seven': Remake project still seeking writer, director
Posted on 05/25/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT by EveningStar
As MGM prepares to start production on "RoboCop" and "Carrie" later this year, the studio is going back to the vault again to develop a remake of John Sturges' 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven" with Tom Cruise attached to star.
(Excerpt) Read more at variety.com ...
The story of the 7 samurai continues....
Great western, hopefully they don’t turn it into Bareback Cowboys.
So is this going to be the homo version?
The Magnificent Seven was already a remake.
Are they going to ride miniature horses?
Nothing new what-so-ever coming out of that place.
You really shouldn’t mess with perfection.
I didn’t know Tom Cruise was still alive.
Tom Cruise defacing the great Magnificent 7 . .. blasphemy
Another remake. When was the last time Hollywood had anything original?
Thus my comment ... 1954 was when the story / movie was made about the samurai. Then the cowboy variations of the story.
American cool defined: Steve McQueen, Yul Brenner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Detexter, Eli Wallach...! “Ride on, Calvera.” Fuggetaboudit, Tommy. Any remake you try to do will be a waste of perfectly good film.
I think only Robert Vaughn is still alive, they should try and work him into the movie in some way
Look at the actors on horseback. All have excellent riding form...heels down, backs ramrod straight, left hand with the reins....McQueen and Bronson are holding back their horses and the horse’s mouths are reflecting the pressure. The horses are at a canter and probably going to have to split in a nanosecond to keep from running down the photographer.
No, no, no . . . When you have a perfectly good movie like this don’t mess with it. Nothing good will result. You can tell stories again like this was an adaptation of The Seven Samurai but don’t copy. I know they do it to accomidate egos and have new stars that appeal to the teeny boppers.
Thought about the MEN in that movie, okay, is it because of liberation that there are no real men under 40 in the movies? Oh, forgot about Act of Valor. :) Didn’t get to see it in the theatre but will get the dvd.
yea, DiCapro can have Bronson’s role, Howie Mandell for Yul Brynner (well, he is bald) and Cruise for McQueen
Then ‘they’ will wonder why no one over 50 will go....
That is near sacrilege, to mess with a masterpiece like that.
One of my fave scenes..... Brynner & McQueen on the horsedrawn hearse, starting up toward Boot Hill to bury the indian....an irate local shoots at them and shoots the cigar out of Brynner’s mouth. McQueen asks, “You get elected?” Brynner replies, “No! But I got nominated real good!”
Love it, love it!
Steve McQueen was so cool his character didn’t even have a name.
They’re all metrosexuals these days.
Watched Bogie and K. Hepburn in “The African Queen” last night. A real man and a real woman! And such fantastic acting!
“Nobody throws me my own guns and says run. Nobody.” Gives me chills everytime I watch.
I really tried to picture Tom Cruise or one of the current crop of male actors on those horses.
I must be getting old..I can’t see it.
Sigh..I hope they at least leave the music intact.
Why would Hollywood need to remake Robocop? Sadly, they did a great job potraying what a futuristic Detriot would look like when they made the original in 1987.
***Brynner & McQueen on the horsedrawn hearse,****
When THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN was shown on TV for the first time, it was butchered beyond belief. The TV movie began at this scene and it was many years before I knew there was about 15 minutes missing. There were also many other cuts.
I read that Cruise is being cast as Jack Reacher, a great character in several Lee Child books. Great books, reading one now.
But for crying out loud, Jack Reacher is a 6’4” tough guy. It’s hard to imagine worse casting than Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Cruise is what, 5’7”?
Kurosawa made Seven Samurai look real. Period Japan with a mythical forest, heroes and villains as clear as a bell.
The Magnificent Seven was made just six years later but what an amazing assembly of talent.
Stupidest comment yet about this project: “is actually a remake of Akira Kurosawas “Seven Samurai” which turned out to be a successful film.”
Geez, if I were learning to be a script writer I’d be ticked off.
You can’t tell me with the THOUSANDS of scripts Studios get offered every day that there wasn’t at least ONE original thought out there?
And, actors...Nobody gets a break and becomes a ‘rising star’?
Remakes, and the same actors, again, and again.
Heck, if I’m gonna watch the same thing, just redone I might as well watch the “original” on the dvd.
two thumbs up on your analysis of the photo.......I don’t think there are any Hollywood actors capable of sitting tall in the saddle like these men.....
IMO best theme song ever for a movie is Magnificent Seven..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iteRKvRKFA
One of my top ten fave soundtracks.
Thanks for posting!
Excellent observations. Of course back when that movie was made, most of the actors probably grew up riding, it was much more prevalent than it is today. Otherwise, if they remade “True Grit” then I suppose no sacrilige is too great for Hollywood today....I keep wondering how long until they reach into the vault and pull out “The Searchers”...
Steve McQueen [sigh] my high school heart throb.
Tom Cruise as one of the 7 is a farce...those in the first movie even had the looks of their role...Maybe it will be named the darling 7 and the actors are all light in the loafers...
“I keep wondering how long until they reach into the vault and pull out The Searchers...”
I hate to break it to you, but Ron Howard basically did already:
So are they going to rename it to “The Sparkley Seven”?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.