‘Captain America: Civil War’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to adapt cult 70s gang thriller 'The Warriors’ into a TV series for Paramount and Hulu.
The pair will pen a script for the series’ pilot before continuing work on gargantuan superhero epics 'Avengers: Infinity War’ parts one and two for Marvel Studios.
Deadline reports that writer Frank Baldwin will aid them in shaping the series, and that there is no director currently attached to the project. It’s feasible that the Russo’s may direct themselves.
Directed by Walter Hill - 'The Warriors’ is a classic pulp story about warring gangs running amok on the streets of New York. When the titular gang is framed for a murder, they must survive the onslaught of rival gangs looking to take them out.
The film was based on the book by Sol Yurick and starred Michael Beck and James Remar.
You may remember it best for the memorable line uttered by David Patrick Kelly as Luther, calling for The Warriors to “come out to play”.
Those worried about a tame reboot will take heart from Deadline’s declaration that the Russo’s take “will honour the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.”
As of the time of writing there has been no official announcement from Paramount or Hulu.
Picture Credits: Paramount Pictures