Fans of the 1979 classic are rejoicing over the news that Hulu and Paramount Pictures will be remaking one of the most iconic New York movies into a TV show. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are taking the reigns for the series despite their busy schedule making Marvel blockbusters. The Russo brothers have stated that they will honour the wits and tact of the original film while adding their own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.
Walter Hill adapted “The Warriors” from Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel, that book was originally based off Xenophon’s ancient Greek epic Anabasis. The film follows a flamboyant gang of youths manoeuvring through the gritty, dangerous streets of New York to reach safety and prove their innocence in a gang shooting.
Over the decades “The Warriors” has gained a monstrous cult following due to it’s sublimely vivid and surreal depiction of a city marred by gang violence and poverty. The ensuing chaos kicks off when a local leader brings together rival groups in an attempt to broker peace, he is shot and killed and The Warriors are blamed for it.
The chase is on, the city’s attire co-ordinated gangs are hunting them down and it gives us a chance to peak a glimpse at New York’s colourful crime ridden late-seventies culture. In full form “The Warriors” is a miraculous tale of survival and blood scrupulously constructed to the leave the viewers wanting more.