Tom Cruise saddles up for The Magnificent Seven remake
How many projects is Tom Cruise going to lineup? Another good question is-- how many remakes does MGM want to pursue?
As many as they want.
Cruise is attached to the remake of 1960s THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. You know, it's a few parts SEVEN SAMURAI with cowboys and a dash of Steve McQueen. The seven, which consisted of McQueen, Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz all saddled up, "to protect a small Mexican village from a group of savage bandits led by Calvera (Eli Wallach)."
Here's the deal on this: Cruise is attached but this thing isn't getting made anytime soon. While MGM has their sights set on it, there is currently no director or writer. Plus they have other remakes to tend to like CARRIE, ROBOCOP, POLTERGEIST, WARGAMES, DEATH WISH, and VALLEY GIRL.