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Thursday, 4 June 2009

The Warriors - They're being called out again.

Rotten Tomatoes spoke to Tony Scott who is directing the reboot of the 1979 cult classic gang film, The Warriors. This time the gang will have to travel through the mean streets of Los Angeles.

He explains the reasoning behind moving the action from New York to Los Angeles.
"I love the original Warriors and I'm using the same basic story. It's really still 10 guys stuck at point B and they need to get back to point A. 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."

"I'm hoping to get a hundred thousand real gang-members standing on the Vincent Thomas Bridge for one shot," Scott explains. But why move it to LA? "It's a city which is horizontal. New York is vertical, all skyscrapers, and Los Angeles is horizontal."

"I've been meeting the various gangs as part of the research," he says. "I never meet the gang leader, always his second-in-command. I have to do this little tap-dance and sell the film to them. I've met them all, Crips, Bloods, The 18th Street Gang, The Vietnamese and so on. The all love The Warriors. So it was, 'Yeah, fuck yeah we'll be in that!'"
It sounds like it could be quite a good re-imagining of the original, if only for the huge amount of extras involved, but once again it is basically another remake pillaging classic movies of yesteryear.

How do you feel about yet another remake? Will the Warriors come out to play?

Source: First Showing
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