The Russo Brothers Sign on to Co-Write “The Warriors” TV Show
The Russo Brothers used to be known for directing various episodes of Community and You, Me & Dupree, which was a tonally confused disaster. In the past three years, however, they helmed two of the greatest superhero blockbusters of the decade, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. Due to the fact that they bring a grittier style to their action scenes and can handle mature themes without losing a sense of adventure or humor, they are signed on to helm Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Avengers: Infinity War – Part II.
In 1979, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.
The Warriors television show is, like the original film, based on the novel written by Sol Yurick. The goal of this adaptation is to “honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex, and violence.” In other words, this television show will not shy away from the violence that made the novel and original film unique. Thus, this adaptation will avoid making the mistakes that the recent remakes of Robocop and Total Recall made.
Frank Baldwin is also co-writing The Warriors along with Joe and Anthony Russo. Thus far, no directors have signed on to helm this promising new project.
Are you looking forward to seeing how the Russo Brothers’ new take on The Warriors?