A high-profile team is at work on a TV adaptation of a cult film that has made a lasting impression since its release in 1979. The movie is Walter Hill’s New York street gang saga “The Warriors.”
Deadline.com reports that the Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, are “taking a breather from the Marvel world” to adapt the project as a one-hour drama series for Paramount TV and Hulu.
“Their take will honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence,” the story reports. “The Russo brothers will team with writer Frank Baldwin on the series. The Russo brothers will direct the pilot, although no word yet as to any directing commitment beyond that.”
The movie starred Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright and David Patrick Kelly. Here’s a clip that includes the classic “Come out to play” scene …