The Warriors, the cult film about street gangs coming out play in a brutal 1970s New York, is being adapted into a television series for streaming service Hulu, reports Deadline.
The project is to be helmed by the creative tag-team of Anthony and Joe Russo, better known as the Russo brothers, whom are currently pumping out box office smashes with their additions to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The Russo brothers directed the last two Captain America films, and are reported to head up the next two Avengers films.
This will be a return to the small screen for the brothers, which is where the duo cut their teeth in the early 2000s, each directing numerous episodes of Arrested Development (for which they won an Emmy) and Community.
The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, originally released in 1979. The cult film’s narrative revolved around the titular street gang being framed for the assassination of a rival gang’s leader and having a bounty placed upon them. The gang then had to make it from Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx back to their home in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, all whilst avoiding the 20 other gangs out for their blood.
According to the report from Deadline, Hulu’s Warriors series will be an hourlong drama produced by Paramount Television, with the adaptation from the Russo brothers’ “honor[ing] the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.”
If by fate, Rockstar Games have also announced today that their Warrior’s PS2 title — a wicked fun brawler based on the film — is available on PlayStation 4 today.