Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Can You Dig It! Tony Scott Talks 'The Warriors' Remake

RT got to ask Tony Scott what sort of shape his long awaited remake of the classic cult film 'The Warriors,' heres what he told RT:
"I'm not doing a straight remake," he insisted. "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."

The plot revolves around a gang - the titular Warriors - framed for killing a gang leader who's attempting to make peace with the area's gangs. Scott explained his switch from the original New York setting. "It's a city which is horizontal. New York is vertical, all skyscrapers, and Los Angeles is horizontal. I'm hoping to get a hundred thousand real gang-members standing on the Vincent Thomas Bridge for one shot."

Scott has been busy pursuing these gang members. "I've been meeting the various gangs as part of the research," he explains. "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!'"
The Warriors Trailer

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