Fresh off the success of the last two “Captain America” films and before they get around to shooting “The Avengers: Infinity War” saga, filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo are taking a brief respite to work on a different kind of project.
The brothers are set to turn Walter Hill’s iconic 1979 film “The Warriors” into a one-hour drama series for Paramount TV and Hulu. An adaptation of Sol Yurick’s classic novel, the film was set in 1979 New York City which was being torn apart by deadly gang rivalry.
A charismatic leader summons together the leaders of the 60,000 strong street gangs to negotiate a truce and alliance. When he is assassinated, one of the smaller gangs called the Warriors is framed for his death. The group must then fight their way across town to their home on Coney Island while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.
The Russos will team with writer Frank Baldwin on the project, no director is yet attached but original film producer Lawrence Gordon will serve as executive producer on the TV series. This joins the Michael B. Jordan-led “Thomas Crown Affair” remake and Fox 2000’s “Space Runners” on the list of projects that the Russos have been linked to.