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Denzel Washington saddling up for 'Magnificent Seven' remake?

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From one remake to the next, Denzel Washington could literally be playing 2 Guns, as the Oscar winner may reunite with his Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua to do a remake of the Western classic The Magnificent Seven, according to Variety.

The American version of 1954's Seven Samuari, 1960's Magnificent Seven features an all-star cast such as Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, and Charles Bronson in the story of seven gunfighters hired to defend a town of peasants from a bandit.

Spawning three sequels and a television series on CBS, The Magnificent Seven was the inspiration for NBC's The A-Team, where Vietnam veterans Hannibal, Face, Murdock, and B.A. became soldiers of fortune for the little guy while being hunted by the military as war criminals. The film was also the influence for The Expendables film series with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and several of Hollywood's mightiest action heroes and tough guys.

If The Magnificent Seven led the way for The A-Team, then Have Gun Will Travel led the way for The Equalizer on CBS with the late Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, ex-CIA agent who atones for his sins by helping the hopeless and helpless on the streets of New York. Washington succeeds in the role in the big-screen remake, where his character takes on the Russian mob in order to save the life of a young hooker (Chloe Grace Moretz).

The Equalizer comes into theaters September 26.


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