Tony Scott Will Solve All of LA's Gang Violence, Pending Paramount Greenlight


Is Tony Scott's remake of The Warriors necessary? Yes, argues the filmmaker: the very shooting of it will solve violent crime in Los Angeles.

Said Scott to MTV:

"I'm shooting in present day L.A.," said the filmmaker. "The original, they don't stand up very well. They're great cult movies, but that was very '70s, and I'm doing it around the gang culture in L.A., which is a very fast disappearing culture. They're homogenizing all the looks from the MS-13s to the 18th Streets, the Crips, the Bloods."

In researching the film, Scott said that he spoke with various members of the aforementioned gangs, learning something quite interesting in the process -- they'd like to star in the film.

"I met with all the gang members," Scott said. "And they all said, 'If you get this movie on' -- because 'The Warriors' is their favorite movie -- 'We'll all stand on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, 100,000 gang members for the beginning of the movie and we'll sign a treaty and we'll be there.'"

Fun! Who wants to AD on this one?

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  • CiscoMan says:

    If there's one thing a big-budget Hollywood studio film -- especially a remake -- can do, it is stop the homogenizing of culture. Thank you, Tony Scott. By the way, you owe me ten bucks for "Deja Vu."

  • snickers says:

    Arrogant jackass. He says the originals don't stand up very well, and yet 'The Warriors' is still the gang members' favorite movie? Sounds like he doesn't understand the original movie at all. Here's hoping the 100,000 dog pile Scott on that bridge.

  • Brilliant Orange says:

    The original is better than anything he's ever done.
    Can you dig it?

  • Sephtical says:

    Tony Scott is no Walter Hill.