“Captain America: Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to adapt “The Warriors” as a Hulu original series.
According to Deadline, the Russos will direct the pilot, in addition to overseeing the series as producers. The Russo brothers are working alongside writer Frank Baldwin (“The Godmother”) on the series.
“The Warriors” remake hails from Paramount Pictures, in association with the Russo brothers and Getaway Productions. The Russos and Mike Larocca (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) will produce, and the original film’s producer, Lawrence Gordon, will executive produce.
“The Warriors” is a 1979 adaptation of Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. Directed by Walter Hill, the film follows the NYC-based Warriors gang as they try to retake their turf after being framed for their leader’s murder. The film starred Michael Beck, Terry Michos, James Rema and Deborah Van Valkenburgh.
The film’s theatrical run was marred by violence, as three people were killed on their to screenings screenings. Many theaters — some of which faced with vandalism — chose not to show the film, or added extra security during its run. Regardless, the movie still grossed over $22 million in the United States off of an estimated $4 million budget.
The Russo’s intend to “honor the original film while adding [their] own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.” There is no word yet on when the project will be completed, but considering the duo’s hectic schedule — now that they’ve been tapped to direct the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” and the upcoming male-led “Ghostbusters” reboot — we may have to wait awhile. Outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Russos are known for producing and directing episodes of “Community,” “Happy Endings” and “Arrested Development.”
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