Director Tony Scott (True Romance) has taken a baseball bat to the beloved 1979 cult movie The Warriors and is creating a modern remake from the wreckage, now in pre-pro after being talked about for years. Right off the, er, bat he’s changing the story’s locale from New York to Los Angeles. Instead of the original’s 30 gang members, the new film will have maybe 3,000 or 5,000. And Scott’s doing away with the Baseball Furies, the Punks, and the Hi Hats. What’s left to work with? The title and the stripped-down plot concerning the Warriors gang trying to get to its home turf after being wrongly accused of murdering a rival gang leader. “It will be the Bloods, the Crips, the Vietnamese, the 18th Street Gang, all the boys,” said Scott. “It will be all the major gangs in Los Angeles, and we’re going to try to get them to stand on the Long Beach Bridge.” He said that after sitting down with all the gangs, they told him that if he gets the movie together, they’ll form an actual, across-the-board peace treaty, 100,000 strong, for the opening bridge scene. Only in the movies.
Not sure how all this will effect the WOW-heavy Whorriors dodgeball team.