The remake of The Magnificent Seven is the latest classic Western film to get a remake, bringing back fond memories of the original 1960 version. The movie joins other similar films in the genre that have been updated in recent years, including True Grit, The Alamo and 3:10 to Yuma, to name only a few of the more high profile ones. Clearly, the Western movie genre is starting to ride high in the saddle again after suffering a slump in the 1990s and early 2000s. With that in mind, we look at 10 other classic Westerns that Hollywood studios should consider remaking.
10. The Searchers (1956)
Some people may claim that it would be sacrilege to remake this classic western that starred John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter (who went on to play Captain Christopher Pike in the pilot episode of Star Trek) and Natalie Wood. The movie is about a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his niece, who has been abducted by Native Americans. While the original movie remains a classic and features stunning cinematography of mountain vistas and rolling green valleys, the film has aged quite a bit, most notably in its dialogue and the way in which it treats the inherent racism of the movie’s main character, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) towards Native Americans. An updated version of The Searchers could treat the dark subject matter of the film more realistically and delve more into the brutality and genocide that was inflicted on Native Americans, while retaining the fantastic cinematography and set locations that make the original so compelling.https://thesouloftheplot.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/the-searchers/ Source: thesouloftheplot.wordpress.com