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Bruce Willis-Led 'Death Wish' Remake Shooting for November Release Decades before Taken got tooken, Charles Bronson went on a revenge rampage. Liam Neeson had his very particular set of skills, but in 1974’s Death Wish, Bronson had a well-kempt mustache, a dead wife, a hospitalized daughter, and a white-hot grudge. The middle-aged man cut a violent swath of retribution through the criminal underground in search of justice for the female members of his family, and in doing so, spawned a genre of brutal, occasionally sadistic action films rooted in mature masculinity.

The Funny Story Behind Vincent D'Onofrio's Crazy High-Pitched Voice in 'The Magnificent Seven' Viewers of Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven remake (or reimagining) will no doubt find action, suspense and a whole lot of bullets flying across dirt-covered paths, but what they may also be surprised to find is just how much humor is packed into the film, too. Many of the laughs come from the ensemble's most charismatic addition, Chris Pratt, playing a wisecracking gambler named Josh Faraday who joins Denzel Washington's Chisolm early in the film -- the duo on a quest to...Read MoreRead Comments

Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: September 25, 2016 High profile arrivals gave the box office a bit of a boost this weekend, picking up business with a pair of good debuts. Coming in first is The Magnificent Seven (read our review), which grossed $35 million in its first three days. That is somewhat below the original projections of $51 million, though it is still a solid start for the Western remake. It’s actually the highest opening weekend in director Antoine Fuqua’s career, barely edging out 2014’s The Equalizer.

Box Office: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ to Win Weekend With $35 Million Featuring an all-star cast led by a witty and smoldering Chris Pratt and a stoic Denzel Washington, MGM and Columbia’s “The Magnificent Seven” is set to top the box office this weekend with an estimated $35 million. The Western, which has a 64 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, made $12.7 million on Friday from 3,674 theaters.

The Magnificent Seven Scores $1.75 Million Thursday Night at Box Office Based on the original film from 1960 directed by John Sturges and starring the likes of Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, and Yul Brynner, the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw) with starring turns from Denzel Washington (The Equalizer), Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood).

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Director Talks Remaking SCARFACE This weekend's The Magnificent Seven is an interesting property in that it is a remake of a remake, which was based on the Japanese film Seven Samurai. The central story of that film has proven to be practically timeless in its appeal, and has led to the aforementioned American remakes, and a TV series. Now director Antoine Fuqua, the man responsible for the latest stab at the material, is talking up another remake of a remake...of a remake.

How Director Antoine Fuqua's Tough Grandma Helped Inspire 'The Magnificent Seven' Filmmakers will look almost anywhere for inspiration, but for Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua, inspiration came from a place very close to home--grandma's home.  For Fuqua, his love of Westerns and his desire to make one is very much tied to the relationship he had with his grandmother, who used classics like Shane and Duel in the Sun to keep her grandson from becoming the kind of villain she despised.  "She was just one of those little ladies from the South,...Read MoreRead Comments

Why ‘Magnificent Seven’ May Be Hollywood’s First Color-Blind Blockbuster No one who saw Denzel Washington walk through the ‘hood in Antoine Fuqua‘s “Training Day” will ever forget his menacing, charismatic gait. Likewise, you’re unlikely to forget Washington’s conflicted turn as a bounty hunter who grows a conscience in “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake by Fuqua that feels — for once — like Hollywood has gone color blind. You meet Washington in the saloon of a small town in the West that is being threatened with extinction by a rapacious, violent businessman (played effectively by Peter Sarsgaard).

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