The Russo Brothers Are Adapting ‘The Warriors’ For TV

Anthony and Joe Russo are busy guys these days. Deadline is reporting that the fraternal filmmakers have announced their plans to adapt 1979’s The Warriors as a one hour TV drama. The Russos will be producing the project alongside Paramount TV and Hulu.

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The report states that the Russos’ take “will honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.” Anthony and Joe will team up with Frank Baldwin to write the script, while no director has signed on as of yet.

The Russo Brothers have gained fame over recent years due to their work on Marvel films. They directed both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, and are slated to direct the two-part Avengers: Infinity War.

The Warriors centers on a New York City street gang that must make its way back to its home turf after being framed for the murder of a rival gang leader. The original film was itself based on a novel from 1965.

This is a developing story and more details will be reported as they become available.

Anthony Composto - EIC
Anthony Composto - EIC
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