Nic Pizzolatto takes on the direction of a cult western

May 3, 2023923 min

Famous director Nic Pizzolatto is working on a series “The Magnificent Seven”. The creator of “True Detective” will write and produce this new TV adaptation of John Sturges’ classic.

Nic Pizzolatto who had a huge success with “True Detective” is preparing a new project for the small screen with Amazon. The writer is currently working on a TV adaptation of the classic The Magnificent Seven, a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s chanbara The Seven Samurai. In John Sturges’ feature film, Chris Adams (Yul Brynner) and Vin Tanner (Steve McQueen) hire some of the West’s best gunslingers to help the inhabitants of a Mexican village that is regularly attacked by Calvera’s (Eli Wallach) gang.

He previously penned the script for the Antoine Fuqua-directed version of The 7 Mercenaries starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, released in 2016. He also wrote the scripts for Melanie Laurent’s Galveston and Antoine Fuqua’s The Guilty.

Already, between 1998 and 2000, CBS aired two seasons of a series based on the cult western. Michael Biehn, Ron Perlman, Robert Vaughn and Laurie Holden were among the cast. A program that resumed the main plot, but located it after the Civil War. The enemy became a group of Confederates who kept attacking an Indian village.

The series written and produced by Nic Pizzolatto is also expected to retain the original concept while giving it a new setting. According to Variety, the mercenaries will have to defend immigrants against wealthy Texas cattle owners in this new adaptation. A synopsis that seems to be a cross between the original film and the remake of Antoine Fuqua. The series does not yet have a cast or an air date.

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