If you are not a fan of big budget remakes, then you are not alone. Most remakes if not all of them are considered to be poor contemporary reflections of the original source material. And it doesn’t get any better when a classic film gets reinvented for a TV series.
However, there are a few that manage to shine, and news of the Russo brothers remaking the cult classic The Warriors might be just one of those. A new report says that the Captain America: Civil War sibling directors are going to be working with Paramount Television and Hulu to reimagine the gang film as a series. More on the story below.
Deadline says the Russo’s reimagining of Walter Hill’s 1979 film of the same name, which was also an adaptation in of itself, will “honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex, and violence.” They will be teaming with writer Frank Baldwin, but the series has yet to find its directors.
The Russos are climbing aboard The Warriors remake following their box office smash hit Captain America: Civil War. They had directed the previous Captain America film, The Winter Soldier, before that. Since then have been attached as producers to films like high-profile Space Runners at Fox 2000 with writer James Frey (I Am Number Four, A Million Little Pieces), 17 Bridges at STX with writer Adam Mervis which has been described as a mix of Inside Man and The Fugitive, and a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair at MGM with Michael B. Jordan attached to star.
For those who don’t know about The Warriors, the 1979 film is actually an adaptation of Sol Yurick‘s classic novel. Directed by Hill, it centered on a New York City gang who must return to their home turf after they are framed for the murder of a respected gang leader. The film was one-of-a-kind, tackling real social issues that were a direct reflection at the time.
This isn’t the first time that the film has been through the remaking process. The late Tony Scott was exploring the idea of remaking the film. Last year, Mark Neveldine (Crank) revealed that he would be interested in remaking the film as well.
It is important to note that the Russos will only be a part of this project as producers. Something about them being busy with the two Avengers: Infinity War films will probably keep them from directing an episode or two, not to mention the numerous other projects they are attached to. No word yet on who they will be looking at or when the series will be airing.