WALTER HILL IN THE HOOD | Offscreen
Walter Hill is no stranger to lovers of cult cinema. At the beginning of his career, he wrote Peckinpah's “The Getaway” and produced the “Alien” franchise with his brand-new production company Brandywine Productions. Most of all though, Hill is the director of a series of contemporary action movies bearing the DNA of the western. We pay tribute to this genteman of B cinema with two gritty, urban thrillers that perfectly illustrate his talent.
In “The Warriors”, a gang tries to survive a trip throughout nighttime New York, chased by both the police and hostile gangs. Despite the controversy surrounding its release, the film became a hit and set the tone for several urban thrillers.
“Trespass” is based on a screenplay from producers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale (“Back to the Future”) and is an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which two firemen have to face the gang of Ice-T and Ice Cube, the rap and hip-hop icons of the 1980s and 1990s who made their debuts on the big screen with “New Jack City” and “Boyz ‘n the Hood”.