Cinema Blend recently spoke with director Tony Scott and got some details about his remake of the 1979 movie The Warriors, which deals with gang violence on the streets of Coney Island, New York. Scott's adaptation, due sometime in 2010, transports the action to the streets of Los Angeles:
L.A. is now the city of the future. If it's the Warriors, it's sunset and it's quiet. I've got a whole different feel. I'm letting it breathe in a different way.
He then went into detail about the movie's opening, explicitly mentioning gang leader Cyrus, the protagonist:
Then on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which is Long Beach, you have a thousandgang members up there, then Cyrus goes "bang." It's almost like 9/11, bodies coming off, it just goes ballistic. Then these guys have got to get from the Vincent Thomas back to Venice, through all these different gang territories. And it becomes anarchy. The gangs are meeting, they're meeting for a truce. Just like they were in the original. But once that truce is broken, they go back to their turf. And our guys, the Warriors, they've got to get back to their turf, back to Venice.
Sounds very Michael Bay-ish. Here's the trailer for the 1979 movie, which was directed by Walter Hill and based on the book of same name by Sol Yurick: