In 1960, Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen saddled up with an all-star cast for The Magnificent Seven, John Sturges’ film about seven outlaws who band together to stand up for an oppressed Mexican village in the old west. An iconic film known for its strong anti-bullying stance and its iconic score, as well as the launching pad for some of the greatest talents in film. Brynner, McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and many more contributed to the historic film that has been noted by many critics as one of the greatest westerns of all-time.
Short Circuit and Tremors creator S.S. Wilson joins Aaron and Troy to remake the 1960 western classic, The Magnificent Seven. Will we follow the ideas of the upcoming remake starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, or ride off in completely new directions? How far can we take this plot and these men? Kick back in your favorite saloon and take a listen as we discuss the original film in detail, Steve’s insight into filmmaking itself, and by the end of this episode – We will Remake The Magnificent Seven RIGHT!
- Find more about Steve (S.S. Wilson) at Stampede Entertainment
- Listen to our Short Circuit episode with Steve here
- Listen to our detailed interview with S.S. Wilson mentioned in the episode here
Clips selected from the 1960 film, The Magnificent Seven.
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A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven outlaws, but these men have a code. These men stand up for the oppressed, for those that cannot fight for themselves. They are The Magnificent Seven.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | Beyond Westworld
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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