Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors behind Marvel's last two Captain America films and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films, have signed on to develop a TV series adaptation of the cult classic gang film The Warriors.
I'm a fan of The Warriors, it's one of those films I figured would eventually get remade. I just didn't think it would be remade as a TV series with the freakin' Russo Bros. developing it! The fact that they are involved gives me confidence that the project will turn out to be a great exciting series that will be worth watching.
According to Deadline, The Warriors will a one-hour drama being produced by Paramount TV and Hulu. The report says that "the brothers will re-imagine Walter Hill’s iconic 1979 film, itself an adaptation of Sol Yurick’s classic novel of the same name. Their take will honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence."
The original film is set in 1979 in a New York City that is ravaged by territorial gang violence. The story follows a charismatic leader who summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.
If you've never seen this movie, do yourself a favor and check it out. The Russo Bros. are a very talented creative team, and I'm excited to see what they come up with for The Warriors TV series. One thing I do hope for is that the series will take place in 1979 like the original film. It would just add so much more personality than modernizing it. What do you all think about the Russos taking on The Warriors?