‘The Warriors’ could be rebooted as TV series
What’s worse than a remake of a movie from our childhood? Nothing. But turning it into a TV show is a close second. That’s not stopping Paramount and Hulu from announcing a TV version of The Warriors.
The 1979 film starred Michael Beck (Xanadu) as the leader of a Coney Island gang who are invited to unite with other New York City gangs by a leader named Cyrus. (“Can you dig it!?!”) When Cyrus is shot dead and the Warriors are blamed for it, they’re forced to race back to the safety of their neighborhood before being butchered by other gang members.
The movie scored mixed reviews but found a new life on VHS and cable, where it became a cult classic.
According to Movieweb.com, The Warriors will be a one-hour drama that honors the original storyline (while most likely providing the violence and sexual content that only cable can offer).
Movieweb says the Russo Brothers (Captain America) are set to direct with Frank Baldwin on board to write. No word yet on when the Warriors will come out to play-eee-ah.
TOP 5 MEMORABLE LINES FROM THE WARRIORS:
5. “We're going like everybody else: nine guys, no weapons.”
4. “Can you count, suckahs?”
3. “This is what we fought all night to get back to?”
2. “Warriors … come out to play-eee-ah!”
1. “Now for that group out there that had such a hard time getting home, sorry about that. I guess the only thing we can do is play you a song.”