Sony Pictures Entertainment
main title sequence for Director Antoine Fuqua, MGM and SonyShine designed, edited and animated the main and main-on-end title sequences for The Magnificent Seven. The sequence visually establishes the world of the Seven, and re-introduces each character. The imagery of land ownership and property deeds is a visual story thread woven throughout the sequence.
Director Antoine Fuqua brought his modern vision to the classic story of The Magnificent Seven. As the town Rose Creek is put under the siege of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the town’s residents enlist the help of seven outlaws, headed by bounty hunter Sam Chisolm, to protect them while they prepare for the violent confrontation that is anticipated. Upon meeting the town’s residents, the Seven find themselves fighting for much more than money.
Deeds, property maps and ink became a visual thread.
Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) for help. Chisolm recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to take on Bogue and his ruthless henchmen. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly.
The imagery of land ownership and property deeds is woven throughout the sequence.
In the 1870’s, corrupt industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) besieges the mining town of Rose Creek, and slaughters a group of locals led by Matthew Cullen (Matt Bomer) when they attempt to stand up to him. Matthew’s wife, Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), and her friend, Teddy Q (Luke Grimes), ride to the nearest town in search of someone who can help them and come upon bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), who initially declines their proposal until he learns of Bogue’s involvement.
Chisolm sets out to recruit a group of gunslingers who can help him, starting with gambler Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt). They are later joined by sharpshooter Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), knife-wielding assassin Billy Rocks (Byung-hun Lee), skilled tracker Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Comanche warrior Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier) and notorious Mexican outlaw Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo).
Shine also designed and animated a graphic end credit sequence. The scrolling imagery included images from the film, original animated graphics, and other designed elements relating to the story of the Seven.