London: Tom Cruise has been lined up to star in a remake of John Sturges’ 1960 film ‘The Magnificent Seven’, according to reports.
The movie follows an oppressed Mexican village as its inhabitants assemble seven gunmen to assist them in defending their homes against bandits.
According to Variety, the film is still under development and makers MGM are yet to signed a writer or director, the BBC reported.
Cruise, who has long been keen on a remake, is busy with other films for now.
The 49-year-old will finish Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Oblivion’ then work on Doug Liman’s action feature ‘All You Need Is Kill’.
The original 1960 ‘Magnificent Seven’, starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, was a remake of the 1954 movie ‘Seven Samurai’ by Akira Kurosawa.
It was followed by three sequels and a television series on CBS, which ran from 1998 until 2000.