Washington and Fuqua are ‘Magnificent’


Two-time Oscar and four-time Black Reel Award winner Denzel Washington is in talks to team up with director Antoine Fuqua for the third time to remake the celebrated western classic, The Magnificent Seven.

Both men have the offers and while Washington is still weighing his options, sources say it’s possible both will commit.

The 1960 film starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen and revolved around seven gunslingers that protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.

The script promises to be gritty with both True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto writing the first draft and John Lee Hancock reworking the previous version.

Washington and Fuqua first teamed up on the hit Training Day and their next pic, The Equalizer hits theaters this September.