The Magnificent Seven is getting a remake, with The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua reteaming with star Denzel Washington who will take on the lead role originally inhabited by Yul Brynner in the 1960 version. Fuqua talks about the remake in this video interview - comments start here.
This new take on the material (which originally appeared as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and wasn't exactly original before that) has been in the works for years with a slew of big names including Tom Cruise coming and going from the project.
It's finally moving forward, with the likes of Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio and Lee Byung-hun joining Washington on as a band of mercenaries hired to defend a small town in the frontier at the end of the American Civil War. The gang will be hired by widow Hayley Bennett to protect the town from a villainous crew who wants to take over a nearby goldmine.
We've heard a lot about the 'goodies' but we've got a little more info on the other side with news that Peter Sarsgaard will be playing big bad Bartholomew Bogue. He's described as a robber baron - usually rich folks who took advantage during times of crisis. So he's likely to be at the head of a posse, with plenty of other mean-spirited folks yet to be cast.
Sarsgaard replaces Jason Momoa in the role, who is rumoured to have left because the role was so small. That's total hearsay, it could also be that he's more than a little busy getting that Aquaman movie ready for a 2018 release date.
There's plenty of time left before The Magnificent Seven is in cinemas so expect to hear more casting info before then.
The Magnificent Seven is in cinema in January 2017.