LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 11, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — IMAX Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced “The Magnificent Seven,” starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke and directed by Antoine Fuqua, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format.
“’The Magnificent Seven’ is not only among the most highly anticipated films of the fall, but Antoine Fuqua is delivering the visceral action that is perfect for the IMAX screen,” said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures. “’The Magnificent Seven’ and IMAX are a great complement to each other and will play great to audiences around the world.”
“After partnering on ‘The Equalizer,’ we are excited to work again with the incredibly talented director Antoine Fuqua and the whole team at Sony, as well as our friends at MGM, on this exciting new film, ‘The Magnificent Seven,’” said Greg Foster, senior executive vice president, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We believe the film’s sweeping visual style and heart-pounding action is the ideal fit for the IMAX presentation and we can’t wait for fans worldwide to enjoy the ride in IMAX.”
Antoine Fuqua directs the remake of the 1960 classic western starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. The 1960 film was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.”
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).
As they prepare the town for the violent showdown they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
“The Magnificent Seven” will be released domestically in IMAX and standard formats on September 23.