Official Press Release
“Even though I love everything we’ve done up until now, I never been this excited about us picking up a license. The Warriors is simply my favorite movie from 70’s,” says Dabel Brothers Special Projects Manager, Derek Ruiz, “Seriously, who can forget the death of Cyrus or Sully banging those bottles together and asking the Warriors to come out and play. That stuff is just classic.”
For those unfamiliar with the movie, it’s about a gang called The Warriors, who are framed for killing a rival gang leader who had been trying to unite all the gangs in the area. With other gangs gunning for them they must get back to their home turf of Coney Island…alive.
The movie came out in 1979 from Paramount Pictures. The 30th Anniversary is coming up in January 2009 and is timed perfectly with the release date for issue #1 of the comic book adaptation.
Dabel Brother’s Business Director Rich Young added, “The Warriors is such a great movie…it’s amazing how well it has held up over time. We’re excited to be working with Paramount on this and we’re excited about the fact that this is our first movie-based license. This property has its origins in Sol Yurick’s novel, which is what we’re known for (working with literary authors), so we think it’s really a perfect fit for Dabel Brothers. I know we’re going to do some things that people are really doing to dig with this.”
Commenting on the deal, Michael Corcoran, president, Paramount Consumer Products & Recreation Group, said, “Paramount Licensing has an incredibly rich and diverse library of properties dating back almost a century, and we are delighted to be working with companies such as Dabel Brothers Publishing, who find fresh new ways to develop products based on these classic films that will appeal to both existing fans and a whole new audience.”