THE WARRIORS TV SHOW

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THE WARRIORS TV SHOW

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:06 pm

From AICN Wednesday, August 8, 2001:
Dear God... A WARRIORS Remake, Too'! WHY'!
Moriarty wrote:Hey, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab.

I'm so tired of this kind of story.

X, being some film that is perfectly fine the way it is, thanks, is behing remade by Y for some unfathomable reason. Outrage to follow.
Well, this time X is Walter Hill's 1979 THE WARRIORS, a film I like quite a bit, a somewhat surreal trip through the nighttime New York as one gang, falsely accused of a murder, has to travel through hostile gang territory to get home. It's a groovy movie, and if you've never seen it, then you don't know the pleasure of yelling, "WAAAAAAAARIORS! COME OUT AND PLAAAAAAAAAAAY!!"

In this case, Y is MTV Films, and they're currently looking to hire a writer to come in and write their update.

Please... Hollywood... stop. Just stop with the fucking remakes. It's the worst, most soulless trend you are currently enslaved by, and it's turning audiences cynical even faster than normal. i could understand if the original was a great idea but a poor execution, but that's not the case nine times out of ten. What are you counting on? Our love of the original? That's why we won't go see your crappy remake. Anyway... TalkBackers... what do you think? I'm going to go take some aspirin to get rid of the rage headache.


From Variety Sun., Aug. 22, 2004: Par enlists Winter for 'Warriors' - 'Sopranos' Winter tapped to write redo
HOLLYWOOD -- Paramount and MTV Films have tapped Terence Winter, Emmy-nommed four times for "The Sopranos" scripts, to pen helmer Tony Scott's remake of "The Warriors."

"The Warriors" first gained traction two years ago when Scott signed to helm an updated version of Par's 1979 actioner, directed by Walter Hill. Pic is being produced by MTV Films and Scott Free Prods., the shingle headed by Scott and brother Ridley Scott; MTV exec VP David Gale will produce, while MTV prexy Van Toffler will exec produce.

Project is envisioned as having a heightened reality compared to the original, which was set in New York City. As in the original, plot will center on the Warriors gang being wrongly accused of assassinating a rival gang leader during a truce and being forced to make their way home through hostile territory.

Scripters John Glenn and Travis Wright were first aboard to pen the "Warriors" update, followed by Joel Wyman.

Winter, an exec producer on the HBO skein, picked up a pair of Emmy nominations this year for the "Long Term Parking" episode and for the "Unidentified Black Males" episode with Matthew Weiner. He also received Emmy noms for two earlier episodes. Winter signed a three-year overall development deal last year with HBO that called for him to remain with the final two seasons of David Chase's mob drama while also developing new drama and comedy projects for the pay cabler. Before joining the show in 1999, Winter's TV credits included Fox's "The PJs," "Diagnosis Murder" for CBS, "Sister, Sister" for the WB and syndie series "Xena: Warrior Princess."


From MTV Sep 19 2005:
Larry Carroll wrote:'Warriors' Remake Without The Baseball Furies And Those Bad-Ass Mimes? Oh Yes
Tony Scott-directed flick set in L.A., with Bloods, Crips taking place of Hi Hats, Punks.


"Domino," Tony Scott's upcoming Keira Knightley-starring action flick about a lethal bounty hunter, will give fans of the director the chance to cozy up with some familiar offerings: hyper-violence, rapid editing and a plethora of severed limbs and drug hallucinations. While sitting down for an interview to promote the film, the 61-year-old English auteur brandished a heartwarming smile, peering out from beneath a faded red baseball cap that could brag of more years in Hollywood than his current leading lady.

Scott is a man who no doubt appreciates the virtues of familiarity. As the discussion turned to his upcoming high-profile remake of the 1979 cult classic "The Warriors," however, Scott made it clear that his ball cap might be the only recognizable thing on the set.

"The opening of 'The Warriors' now begins on the Long Beach Bridge, and it's going to look like the L.A. marathon," Scott said of the script, which relocates the story of the titular gang attempting to get home to its turf after being mistakenly accused of murdering a rival gang leader. "You'll still get the same story, but we're reconstructing the family, reconstructing the characters, and I'm doing it in L.A. The original was in New York and everything went upwards; L.A. goes [length-wise]. And instead of 30 gang members, there's going to be 3,000 or 5,000."

Scott revealed that he intends to do away with such warring factions as the Baseball Furies (a bat-wielding group of thugs dressed in makeup and MLB-worthy uniforms), the Punks (chain-wielders in hillbilly overalls) and the Hi Hats (bad-ass mimes wearing top hats). The decision, which will no doubt stir up controversy among die-hard fans currently snatching up newly released "Warriors" action figures at mall stores nationwide, is largely due to the director's recent meetings with actual L.A. gang members, whom he employed onscreen in "Domino" and intends to use again for "Warriors."

"I sat with all the gang members and they said, 'If you can get this movie on, we'll do a treaty between all the warriors, all the different gangs,' " Scott said proudly. "It's very different from what the original is like. I love the original, but this is a very different tone and a very different feel. The encounters will be more like 'Kingdom of Heaven.' It will be the Warriors stacking up against 3,000 gang members.

"The story is so generic, it's like these guys are at point B and they need to get back to point A," Scott said of the similarities between the two films, which will virtually end after the title, concept and name of at least one major character. "It's contemporary; it's going to look like the L.A. riots, with fires burning after Cyrus gets shot at the beginning.

"Everything else that we're doing, what I'm bringing to it, it's a different movie," he added, saying that authentic tattoo-sporting gangbangers will replace fictional organizations like the Savage Huns and the pimpish Boppers. "It will be the Bloods, the Crips, the Vietnamese, the 18th Street [Gang], all the boys. It will be all the major gangs in Los Angeles, and we're going to try to get them to stand on the Long Beach Bridge."

The comments by the "Man on Fire" director also put to rest Internet rumors that the remake would be largely martial-arts oriented, implying instead that the action will be of the bare-knuckles and drive-by-shootings variety.

When "Domino" lands in theaters October 14, Scott said that "Warriors" fans should pay close attention to one particular scene if they want a taste of the tone of his remake. "You had [one of the real-life gangs] in 'Domino,' the 18th Street Gang. When [Keira Knightley's character] does the lap dance [to convince some street thugs to drop their weapons], they're all the boys, they're all the real thing, and they were fantastic."

Saying that he's "still a little ways off with this one," Scott insisted that no name actors had been cast. He added, however, that he is on track to roll cameras "next year."

Adding that he's got "enough outrageousness in the real people," Scott admitted that although he enjoys the flamboyant gangs in Walter Hill's original film, the Baseball Furies will be permanently stranded in the on-deck circle. So, when ill-tempered gang member Luther recites his famously taunting quote, "Warriors ... come out to play," he'll likely be confronted by a very different group.

That is if Luther — or even that line of dialogue — survive the remaking process.


From /film: Tony Scott’s Warriors Remake To Be Set In LA

From Latino Review: Tony Scott Talks About His Future Projects, Including The Warriors Remake.
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Re: THE WARRIORS

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:04 am

The Russo Brothers Adapting Cult Classic Gang Film ‘The Warriors’ For TV With Paramount And Hulu
Ali Jaafar wrote:EXCLUSIVE: Joe and Anthony Russo are taking a breather from the Marvel world to adapt cult-classic film The Warriors as a one-hour drama with Paramount TV and Hulu. The brothers will reimagine Walter Hill’s iconic 1979 film, itself an adaptation of Sol Yurick’s classic novel. Their take will honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence. The Russo brothers will team with writer Frank Baldwin on the series. The Russo brothers will direct the pilot, although no word yet as to any directing commitment beyond that.
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Re: THE WARRIORS

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:28 am

Remember the Warriors:
Behind the Chaotic, Drug-Fueled, and Often Terrifying Making of a Cult Classic
JACKSON CONNOR wrote:Hill took an earlier screenplay of The Warriors drafted by writer David Shaber — a fairly faithful adaptation of the novel — and stripped it down to its bones. The dialogue was now hard-boiled and spare, the action sprawling. Hill planned to film the picture on location in some of the roughest neighborhoods in New York City while using a cast of young, untested actors in the leads and real gang members as extras. The film's aesthetic would blend the grime of 1970s New York with the hyperrealism of a graphic novel — an approach inspired in part by a character in Yurick's novel who busies himself reading a comic-book adaptation of Xenophon's Anabasis, the ancient story of 10,000 Greek mercenaries who warred their way out of the depths of the Persian empire.

"I was — how do I say this — half-crazy in those days," explains Hill, whose Driver would bomb terribly at the box office shortly after he'd begun production on The Warriors. "I had the feeling that I wasn't going to last very long as a director, so I wanted to get my licks in."
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