The Magnificent Seven remake*

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by wayneklein, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    Chris Pratt looks to be involved and Denzel Washington as well (probably play Chris) (M7 was, of course, a remake as well).

    God, we really need some original films.
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  2. WerewolfLondon

    WerewolfLondon Well-Known Member

    Yeah - here's a film that really needs remaking. Should be a doddle to improve on the casting. Vinn Diesel as Chris and Chris Pine instead of Steve McQueen?
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  3. trip1

    trip1 Forum Resident

    Saint John, IN
    Geeeeeessh !
    What makes them think they can improve on the original?
  4. progrocker71

    progrocker71 Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Studios don't remake films to improve on the original, they produce them to make a profit. That's the only reason.
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  5. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Find the logic flaw here:

    Movie made money first time around=>technology is better now=>tastes don't change over time=>new film would be a hit
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  6. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    Audiences consider westerns as kind of passé. What was the last blockbuster western?
  7. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    Yes and they're banking on an built-in audience due to the prominence of the original. I can't wait until they remake Gone With The Wind. :rolleyes:
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  8. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA

    4 Oscars:
    Best Picture
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Best Director
    Best Film Editing
  9. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    Which was 22 years ago.
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  10. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    Wow - how time flies. Sorry, I simply did not realize that.
  11. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    More recently we had Open Range but that was 12 years ago and There have seen smaller westerns since such as3:10 to Yuma but that was 7 years ago. Nothing in the way of a major production though.
  12. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    What's next? The Wild Bunch? Uh oh....let's not give them any ideas!
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  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    why do they do this? because they can...I see no problem with it as one is not forced to watch it...but, sure loves to trash it even before it's released! ...must be something in the water.
  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    too late! bring it on!
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    why? they'll just trash them as well before they are made or released.
  16. keef00

    keef00 Forum Resident

    You're forgetting The Lone Ranger. Not a blockbuster, but definitely a major production.
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  17. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    The Magnificent Seven is itself a remake (of sorts).
  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Pool in half expendables n' half f&f, at least Strat n V diesel.
  19. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Tom Cruise, just in case backflips are required
  20. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    The 2010 "True Grit" remake cost about $40M and made $250M. It also was very well reviewed by film critics.
  21. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

    France, Paris area
    or Django Unchained which is a western movie for the most part
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  22. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident

    United States
    The following modern westerns have done very well, and were great films imo.

    Open Range
    True Grit

    True Grit is the closest comparison to a remake of the M7. I would have thought that would be terrible too, but it was great. I liked EVERY character outside of John Wayne better. And this may sound blasphemous, but Jeff Bridges nearly equaled Wayne's performance.
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  23. keef00

    keef00 Forum Resident

    Totally forgot about Django, even though I had just watched it again a few days ago. When I initially saw this thread title, I even thought that Jamie Foxx would be great in M7. Who has more cred as a cowboy with the younger audience right now? Now if we could just get that other contemporary Western actor Seth McFarlane, we'd be set. :D

    Of course I'm kidding about McFarlane, but not Foxx.
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  24. Commander Lucius Emery

    Commander Lucius Emery Forum Resident

    I'll stick with "The Seven Samurai".
  25. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    I just saw this when I looked up to see what Denzel was doing. Interesting.

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