In Antoine Fuqua’s remake of John Sturges’ remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, a young woman recruits a motley crew of seven outlaws, gunslingers, and outsiders to free her town from the tyrannical clutches of a villainous industrialist and his private army. It’s a classic story of unlikely heroes coming together to stand up for a greater good. While at the Toronto International Film Festival, I sat down with the cast and filmmakers of The Magnificent Seven to talk to them about the challenges of reimagining a classic story, but secretly I had another agenda: to assemble a real-life Magnificent Seven in case bandits lay siege to the Nerdist offices. After all, you never know when those vicious bandits from Geek & Sundry may strike.
To find the brave men and women with the ability to save us in the event a villainous industrialist attacks, I asked Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua, Hayley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Vincent D’Onofrio about what their hidden, real-life superpowers would be. The results may not shock you and they may not save us, but they will definitely put a smile on your face.
What would your hidden ability be if we assembled an IRL Magnificent Seven? Let us know in the comments below.
The Magnificent Seven is in theaters now.
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