The Warriors was a 1979 cult classic film directed by Walter Hill about a New York City overrun by gangs. The titular gang was framed for a crime they did not commit and being miles away from home, they have to survive their trek home with not only the police after them but rival gangs as well. The film is well known mainly for its catchphrase from the antagonist screeching, “Warriors come out and play!” which solidified its place in popular culture.
There has been talks in the mid 2000’s of a remake to be directed by the late Tony Scott. The update was supposed to feature real life gangs but ultimately never came to fruition. In hindsight, this was probably for the best. There is something whimsical about the world of The Warriors as most of the gangs in the movie are just expy’s of exploitation films at the time. That way there is no real life counterparts and audiences can digest what they are seeing better as fantasy.
So now news has broke that The Russo Brothers who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain Ameirca: Civil War are set to produce a series based on the movie for Hulu. Television is believed to be in its golden age as that is where filmmakers go when they want to tell a good story especially on pay TV such as Hulu. You can definitely say the plot of The Warriors was thin at best. The movie hints that they are a relatively new gang and not all that big compared to other gangs shown. A TV series can really delve into their origins and how they operate. Also explore the world more as we only see a tiny amount of non gang related people.
Am I excited for this television series? Absolutely. The Warriors is really untapped property considering how popular it is. It will be interesting to see this take. Could it be a continuation or reboot? Who knows. That is what it interesting and all the more exciting.