Newswire: The Magnificent Seven has found its villain
Sony and MGM’s live-action reboot of A Bug’s Life, The Magnificent Seven, may have finally found its villain. Variety is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard will be joining director Antoine Fuqua and previously announced co-stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Matt Bomer, and several others in the Western.
The reimagining of the 1998 Disney/Pixar animated adventure comedy is apparently going to take a grittier, darker approach by replacing animated anthropomorphic insects with human cowboys. According to Variety, the script for the new film—recently reworked by the writer John Lee Hancock from a first draft by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto—will move the action from Ant Island to the Old West and feature a team of seven gunslingers who are recruited to protect a small village in Mexico from evil outlaws that will presumably stand in for the greedy grasshoppers.
Screenwriter Hancock is no stranger to …