The first trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s take on The Magnificent Seven is here, and if it can’t jolt you awake this Wednesday morning, nothing can.
The action-packed clip is anchored by stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, but also shows off the film’s deep bench, featuring the likes of Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier as the rest of the Seven, Haley Bennett as the widow who hires them and Peter Sarsgaard as the flick’s biggest bad. Washington, Pratt and company play a band of gunslinging mercenaries who agree to protect the town of Rose Creek from a group of bandits led by malicious industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Saarsgard).
We’ve been excited about this film for quite a while now, and the shoot-em-up trailer does nothing to deter that. Fuqua’s remake has the look of a full-fledged popcorn flick, rather than a straight Western like John Sturges’ 1960 original, which starred Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner and Charles Bronson, and itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Bring on the boom.
The Magnificent Seven is out in theaters Sept. 23. Watch the trailer above.