Marvel’s Russo Brothers Developing TV Adaptation of ‘The Warriors'

Hour-long drama about gang-torn New York in development with Paramount TV, Hulu

Joe and Anthony Russo, the pair behind the latest 'Captain America' movie, will helm a TV adaptation of the 1979 cult classic, 'The Warriors.' Credit: Everett Collection

Joe and Anthony Russo, co-directors of the last two Captain America movies, will direct a TV adaptation of the 1979 cult classic gang film, The Warriors, Deadline reports.

The brothers will team with writer Frank Baldwin on the one-hour drama series and direct the pilot, though there's no word yet on their directorial commitment beyond that. The show is in development with Paramount TV and Hulu.

Walter Hill directed the original film based on Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name. The film imagines a grittier, pulpier version of late-Seventies, gangland New York City. After Cyrus, the leader of one gang, is assassinated after trying to broker a citywide truce, Coney Island-based the Warriors are framed for the murder. The crew spend the rest of the film trying to make it home while being chased by a series of increasingly outlandish gangs.

The Russo Brothers will reportedly honor the original film in their adaptation, while also injecting the TV version with their own style of pulp, sex and violence.

The Warriors marks the first major directorial project for the Russos outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which they effectively took over after the departure of Joss Whedon. This year, they released the smash, Captain America: Civil War, and will follow it up with with Avengers: Infinity War - Part I in 2018 and Part II in 2019.