Before gearing up for Marvel’s two-part Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have signed on to develop a TV remake of The Warriors at Paramount and Hulu.
That’s according to Deadline, confirming that the hour-long drama series will offer a new, seralized spin on Walter Hill’s cult classic that released all the way back in 1979 – itself a big-screen take on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. No director is currently attached to the project, though the outlet assures that the Russo brothers plan to “honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.”
Set against a New York City on the brink of social revolt, The Warriors chronicles a raging turf war that spans from Coney Island to the Bronx and everywhere in between. Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright and Brian Tyler were among the cast more than 30 years ago, though there’s currently no mention of who Paramount and Hulu will invite out to play for this new TV series.
As for Joe and Anthony Russo, before cutting their teeth in the MCU, both filmmakers helmed numerous episodes of Arrested Development and Community. Beyond The Warriors, the creative pair are also attached to The Thomas Crown Affair with Creed star Michael B. Jordan.
In related news, Rockstar’s video game adaptation of the ’70s classic is now available on PlayStation 4.