It’s common knowledge that Antoine Fuqua‘s The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960 Western classic of the same name starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson, to name a few. Only slightly less well known is that The Magnificent Seven is, itself, a movie originally inspired by Akira Kurosawa‘s 1954 drama Seven Samurai. But just as director John Sturges swapped in a septet of cowboys and rogues in place of wandering samurai, so has Fuqua opted to change the lineup in his own version.
But just what does that lineup look like? Well if you’ve paid attention to any of the marketing material, you know that Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt lead the ensemble action piece that sees seven disparate Wild West gunslingers, knife-throwers, and bow-hunters hired by a small village to protect it from thieving company men. But beyond that, the ads have given us just the barest idea of who these men are and what skills they bring to the table. We aim to rectify that with the character guide that you can check out below before seeing the movie itself this weekend.