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Cult 70s classic The Warriors is getting a TV remake

The New York gang movie is reportedly being adapted by the Russo Brothers

Nearly 40 years after they first came out to play, The Warriors are officially heading back to the streets of New York City. According to reports on Deadline, the cult 70s classic is now being adapted into a special one-off drama for Hulu, with Captain America’s Russo Brothers in line to direct.

The iconic Walter Hill-directed film – which first hit cinemas in 1979 – follows a deadly gang as they attempt to battle their way through the seedy underbelly of the city. Based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name, it gained cult status shortly after its release, despite being plagued with production problems and a frosty critical reception.

While the remake currently has no director, release date, or cast attached, Deadline reports that Frank Baldwin has been assigned as its writer. The site also adds that, while the script will closely follow the original Warriors film, it will keep “its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.”