Dabel Brothers continue ‘Warriors’ saga in ‘Jailbreak’
The Dabel Brothers adapted the Paramount Pictures gang film The Warriors and now they have announced plans for an original sequel. Jailbreak will be a four-part event, beginning this July. According to a release, the series picks up shortly after the end of the 1979 film, when the Warriors plan to break one of their members out of jail.
The adaptation of Walter Hill’s stylish movie, based on Sol Yurick’s novel, saw its debut in February and wraps up in June so the sequel follows immediately. Written by Erik Henriksen, penciled by Todd Herman and Herb Apon, inked by Nick Nix, and colored by Jeremy Treece, the first issue will feature a cover by Tom Feister.
As described by Paramount Home Video, which has the ultimate director’s cut on sale, the film is about: “A battle of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The armies of the night number 100,000; they outnumber the police 5 to 1; and tonight they’re after the Warriors – a street gang blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader’s death. This contemporary action-adventure story takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare that rages from Coney Island to Manhattan to the Bronx. Members of the Warriors fight for their lives, seek to survive in the urban jungle and learn the meaning of loyalty. This intense and stylized film is a dazzling achievement for cinematographer Andrew Laszlo.”
"The Warriors" is one of the most pretentious and sel-importantly "existential" movies it was ever my bad fortune to attempt to watch.The only film i can think of that tries so hard to be the Great American Existential Action Movie and misses evern worse is "The Driver", which is, oddly enough, directed by Walter Hill.But at least "The Driver" has got some well-done stunt driving.
Yea it was cool having the movie 30 years ago, but now? how dumb could it get? I just want to see how this " sequel" will turn out.