The Magnificent Seven trailer, Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington star in western remake

The Magnificent Seven 2016The Magnificent Seven via Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake that is hitting theaters later this year. The original film was made in 1960, directed by John Sturges, and featured Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn.

Director Antoine Fuqua will be directing the new version of the classic story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures will release “The Magnificent Seven” in September.

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople 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 that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua, working from a screenplay written by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. The producers are Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black.

Fans of the original, or of the popular cast, can set a reminder for September 23, 2016.