The Warriors are coming out to play — again.
Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are reportedly working on an adaptation of Walter Hill’s 1979 cult-classic film The Warriors for Hulu, with the project envisioned as an hourlong drama set in the gritty, gang-ruled New York City of the film. Screenwriter Frank Baldwin (The Godmother) will pen the series, with the Russos directing the pilot episode.
The project was initially announced by Deadline in a report that indicated the series will “honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex, and violence.”
Hill’s original film was based on Sol Yurick’s novel of the same name, and followed a street gang called The Warriors ,who are framed for the murder of a powerful gang leader and must make their way from the Bronx back to their home turf on Coney Island. In order to get there, they must cross through the territories of a wide variety of colorful, deadly gangs who want nothing more than to eliminate them.
In the original film, the Warriors were played by: Michael Beck as Swan, James Remar as Ajax, Dorsey Wright as Cleon, Thomas G. Waites as Fox (unbilled), Brian Tyler as Snow, David Harris as Cochise, Tom McKitterick as Cowboy, Marcelino Sánchez as Rembrandt, and Terry Michos as Vermin. The film also starred Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Roger Hill, and David Patrick Kelly.
Previously, remakes of The Warriors were planned with the late director Tony Scott (Top Gun), then Crank director Mark Neveldine, but neither project made it out of the development stage. Lawrence Gordon, who produced the original film, will serve as an executive producer on the series, along with the Russos.
The directing duo responsible for both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, the Russos are also attached to direct the upcoming, two-part feature Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios. There’s no word on when The Warriors series will premiere on Hulu.
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