It’s been fairly well publicized at this point that MGM has been going through their archives in an attempt to remake some of their better known classics. However, one of their projects, The Magnificent Seven remake, seems to have sunken further into development hell as Tom Cruise, who had been previously attached to star has now backed out of the film.
This doesn’t come as a big shock to me personally, since it seems he’s always seems to be attached to four or five movies at any given point, so it was only a matter of time before something had to give. It’s probably just as well since I figure Tom Cruise would’ve wanted too much money anyway. After the box office fiasco of Lone Ranger, I don’t see many studios making any westerns in the future for anything more than a $100 million budget and it would’ve been really hard to make a decent film when $15-20 million of said budget would go straight to Cruise. Also, I can’t really picture Cruise in a cowboy hat so I think I’ll just wait for Mission: Impossible 5 instead.
Of course, this also begs the question of if it would even be a western. Even The Magnificent Seven itself is a remake of the excellent Seven Samurai so it’s entirely possible that MGM could just change genres completely and make it more of an action movie. However, since Cruise is out now, this will probably delay any kind of production for at least a year so we’ll probably be stuck waiting awhile for the answer.
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Source: Latino Review