Oh for God’s sake! Look is it at all possible that we could calm down on the remakes for a while. I’m not necessarily opposed to the idea of them, but over the past few months, it just feels like it has gotten worse, with more and more classics set for the remake treatment.
Well, today we have another film to be added to the list, that being The Warriors. In fairness, this has not been entirely confirmed, but in an interview with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (the Crank series) stated that they would love to remake it.
In this interview, the pair stated, “The Warriors would be a remake that Brian and I would love to tackle, it’s just in rights hell at the moment. … We have never been interested in remakes, and probably still aren’t. But that’s the one that we’ve always felt would just be awesome. We just feel like we’re the perfect guys for that job; baseball bats, roller-skates, gangs, the heightened world”.
Firstly, I don’t hate Neveldine and Taylor. They have a weird style that can be hit or miss, but I actually enjoy the Crank films. However, I do not want to see them remake The Warriors. As I said, they’re not bad; I just don’t want to see them remake this. Especially, when everything seems to be up for remaking at the moment.
On a side note, they also confirmed a third Crank is in the works: “We have an approved treatment for Crank 3 and we’re super-excited about it. I know we’ve talked about it in the past, but we had lunch with Jason [Statham], we had lunch with Lakeshore. Everybody wants to do it, it’s just now about all the stars aligning. Brian and I have a couple things that we’d really like to do as a team, and there are projects that really make sense that way. But also everybody thinks we’re just one person. We’re actually two guys with families and kids now, and we have things that we want to do solo and we’re very supportive of each other doing that. But we want to do Crank 3.”
Well, another Crank is just fine with us…