CBS Reports For “Training Day”
CBS is re-booting Training Day, the excellent 2001 cop thriller starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a brand new story, which unfolds 15 years after the original movie, has been ordered to pilot by the network.
Antoine Fuqua, directed the original pic and fulfills the same role in the pilot. He’s also exec producing alongside Hollywood action heavy hitter Jerry Bruckheimer, and script-writer Will Beall, a former LAPD detective. Bruckheimer, incidentally, is jumping in under his Warner Bros. TV based production company.
Beall’s script concerns a young African-American police officer, who is partnered up with a Caucasian seasoned detective within an elite unit of the LAPD.
In the original Training Day, Hawke plays Jake Hoyt, a rookie cop who gets his training day with Alonzo Harris (Washington), a renegade detective renowned for using his own methods to enforce justice. Washington grabbed up an Oscar for his performance.