May 282012

It’s already gone down the remake road once, but MGM Studios are once again planning to remake the classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven (originally a western version of the Japanese film Seven Samurai), and now have acting legend Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) attached to star.

Still lacking a director (and even a script) at this stage, there’s no word on exactly which of the seven Cruise is lined up to play, or even if the movie will follow the original’s plot; finding a group of American gunmen protecting a Mexican village from a group of ferocious bandits; when it eventually gets going.

Matt Wheeldon.
Source: Variety.