Welsh's Magnificent Seven remake
Irvine Welsh is set to remake The Magnificent Seven, or rather he'll make it with an incredibly different twist, for it's not going to be a cowboy film, but his version will be a football (soccer) film called The Magnificent Eleven.
The film will be following an amateur football team who are struggling to win their games, and they have to protect the local tandoori restaurant from a gang of thugs.
Okay, I'm not really getting the love of this myself, although it is sounding an interesting take on the original The Magnificent Seven, I do think it's got a lot of ground to make up and it's not done itself any favours selling the story in this way.
Of course, on the other hand, The Magnificent Seven itself is adapted from The Seven Samurai, a story of Samurai's protecting a village, and perhaps the people who first heard the pitch about replacing the Samurai's with cowboys had a little chortle to themselves and said no way.
That said, Samurai's to cowboys isn't quite the same as cowboys to footballers.
I would have thought that this would have been a great title for a film solely about football, but the idea of bringing in the comedy and having them protect a tandoori restaurant could bring in a whole new level.
Seriously, what do you think of the idea?