When it comes to ’70s classics, few films can compete with the spectacle that is Walter Hill’s The Warriors, an ugly, yet beautiful film about a group of friends who try to survive the night on the ruthless streets of New York City after being falsely accused of killing Cyrus, the leader of the most powerful gang in the city. In recent years, names including the late Tony Scott have been thrown around in an attempt to remake the film with a plot set in mid-’90s Los Angeles.
While the film’s still stuck in the midst of production hell, a few talented amateurs took to Vimeo last week to post a rather amazing fan trailer for the announced remake:
There’s a lot to love here, mainly in the design of the gangs and the color pallet separating all the various groups. Some dark blues, deep reds, and bright oranges, along with the amazing character design and striking score, really work to capture an amazingly unique look at urban life. When it comes to fan homage, it doesn’t get much better than this.
With any luck, The Warriors remake will begin production sooner rather than later. But if Hollywood’s plans continue to falter, perhaps the powers that be should just give these guys a call.