Fans finally got a sneak peek on Tuesday of Antoine Fuqua’s “Magnificent Seven” remake starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. The iconic 1960 film was toplined by Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.
In the first photos — released by USA Today — Washington, who plays bounty hunter Sam Chisolm, is clad in all black as he brandishes a Colt .45 Peacemaker, a hefty mustache and some killer sideburns. Fuqua told USA Today that the character’s unique look was Washington’s idea.
“Denzel just smiled and said, ‘All right, let’s do it,'” Fuqua, who also directed Washington’s “The Equalizer” and “Training Day,” said.
The images also offered the first look at “the seven,” rounded out by Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier.
“These guys are gunslingers, and when they walk into the room, you notice them,” Fuqua said. “These are people you want to be with, or you want to protect you.”
During CinemaCon last week, director Fuqua said he wanted to make the modern retelling reflected in the diverse cast.
“I wanted it to look like the world we live in today,” he said.
Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Cam Gigandet, Peter Sarsgaard and Vinnie Jones also appear in “Magnificent Seven.”
“Magnificent Seven” hits theaters on Sept. 23 and the trailer for the film will be released on Wednesday.
See more photos from the Western below: