The studio does not have a director in place yet, although insiders claim they are quietly searching for a screenwriter. The remake is still many years away from happening, but the actor's involvement may attract filmmakers or other cast members to the project.
The Magnificent Seven, which was directed by John Sturges, was a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's seminal classic Seven Samurai. The story centered on seven gunmen (Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz), who are hired by Mexican villagers to protect their land from the villainous Calvera (Eli Wallach).
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It spawned the sequels Return of the Magnificent Seven in 1966, Guns of the Magnificent Seven in 1969, and The Magnificent Seven Ride! in 1972, along with a short-lived The Magnificent Seven TV series in 1998.