It seems that director Antoine Fuqua's proposed remake of "The Magnificent Seven" is getting a serious dose of star power: Denzel Washington is reportedly interested in taking the lead.

Schmoes Know writes that Washington has been offered the starring role in the remake ofde the classic western, and his ties to Fuqua -- the pair worked together on "Training Day," which nabbed Washington an Oscar, and are currently collaborating on the TV adaptation flick "The Equalizer" -- may draw him in.

The original "Magnificent Seven" debuted in 1960, and was a loose remake of Akira Kurowsawa's iconic film, "Seven Samurai." It starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Yul Brynner, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz as the titular seven American gunmen.

Fuqua reportedly chose "Seven" over several other high-profile projects (including a possible sequel to "The Equalizer," which has been testing well in the months before its release), so it seems he's confident he can secure his chosen star and get this reboot made once and for all. We'll see whether Washington makes it official.

via: Schmoes Know, h/t CinemaBlend

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