Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity Wars directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to adapt the 1965 novel The Warriors – most famous for its 1979 Walter Hill-directed movie adaptation – as a Hulu original series.
According to Deadline, the Russos will direct the pilot and will oversee the series as producers. They’re working alongside writer Frank Baldwin (The Godmother) to create the series.
Sol Yurick’s novel and the 1979 film followed the NYC-based Warriors gang as they try to retake their turf after being framed for their leader’s murder. The film became notorious for its violence, with cinemas screening it being vandalised and the murder of three people on their way to see it. Paramount temporarily halted their advertising campaign and released cinema owners from their obligation to show the film. The film has since become a cult classic.
The Russos reportedly intend to “honour the original film while adding their own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.” Quite when they’ll fit it into their schedule – with the two Infinity Wars films surely taking up most of their time in the near future – is unclear.