The Warriors: Tony Scott Talks About Remaking The Cult Classic

By Jun 15, 2009 Comment (5)

The Warriors (1979)

Comingsoon.net recently interviewed director Tony Scott, regarding the remake of the 1979 movie “The Warriors,” which he is currently in charge of.

“The Warriors” was first made in 1979, and told the story of a street gang of that name in New York. After a plan to unite all the gangs in the area goes array, The Warriors find themselves with a long trip back home and in hostile territory.

Tony Scott’s adaptation, due sometime in 2010, transports the action to the streets of Los Angeles:

L.A. is now the city of the future. If it’s the Warriors, it’s sunset and it’s quiet. I’ve got a whole different feel. I’m letting it breathe in a different way.

The Warriors (1979)

He then went into detail about the movie’s opening, explicitly mentioning gang leader Cyrus, the protagonist:

“Then on the Vincent Thomas bridge, which is Long Beach, you have a thousand gang members up there, then Cyrus goes bang. It’s almost like 9/11, bodies coming off, it just goes ballistic. Then these guys have got to get from the Vincent Thomas back to Venice, through all these different gang territories. And it becomes anarchy. The gangs are meeting, they’re meeting for a truce. Just like they were in the original. But once that truce is broken, they go back to their turf. And our guys, the Warriors, they’ve got to get back to their turf, back to Venice.”

Are you excited to hear about Tony Scott’s vision for the not-a-remake?

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  • JB says:

    The Warriors is a NEW YORK night movie. Tony Scott will destroy the concept moving it to the streets of LA and not filming at night – he probably hasn’t got the talent to film at night!!!!!

    The Sol Yurik novel was based in New York and although a lot of the brutality was removed for the movie the New York streets, night and danger were there.

    Remake ‘Colours’ Scott that was LA.

  • eric ramos says:

    I’m a native new yorker..warriors is ny….period. L.A, are u kidding..remake an l.a. gang movie …if ur going to remake warriors make it right

  • Luther Playman says:

    Sez Tony the Cretin, a year ago: “But I’m going to set it in Los Angeles and it’s going to be a kind of study of gang culture in LA today”, then he makes some reference to his opening being like “9/11″, when his Cyrus is shot. Seeing what he did to one of the 70′s solidest joys – The Taking of Pelham One Two Three – was painful enough. This could be unadulterated torture.

  • Lamont says:

    I for one am looking forward to this movie. I’m also glad that Tony Scott WILL NOT shoot this new warriors film in New York. If he had said he was Shooting in New York it would imply that he was doing a true remake of the original film. A film in my opinion can not be remade. Fortunately this doesnt sound like what Tony Scott has in mind. Sounds more like this will be a more modern realistic film in a different setting different city, the capital of gang activity in america L.A. with the basic story left in place. This way no matter how good or bad it turns out it wont take away from the original film, at least not for me.

  • jose lozada says:

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