CBS has announced its plans for issuing a pilot production for a TV series based on the movie, “Training Day.” Read on to know more details.
It has been recently announced that the theme of the neo-noir cop film, “Training Day” will be used to create a TV show. Readers will recall that the 2001 hit starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The televised show will be created by Antoine Fuqua. Fuqua is rumored to be collaborating with the producer of the original movie, Jerry Bruckheimer to develop the television show. The two had previously collaborated to discuss the production for the TV show with major television networks. It is now believed that CBS has bought the idea and will be issuing a pilot production commitment soon.
Audience with recall that the original movie told the story of two LAPD narcotics officers who are rounding up the narcotics dealers in a gang-ridden neighborhood in LA. Antoine Fuqua had directed the movie and Jerry Bruckheimer had produced it. The film had earned much praise from the critics and had won an academy award for best actor for Denzel Washington. The film had also done good business at the box office.
It was announced that Fuqua will return as the director to create the “Training Day” TV series. Bruckheimer will be the executive producer along with “CSI” creator Jonathan Littman.
Variety reported that Will Beall, who wrote the famous “Gangster Squad,” will be writing the film’s script and will also work as an executive producer along with Bruckheimer.
It is rumored that “Training Day” TV series will twist the original theme and will have a black rookie cop and a white crook cop instead. It is also rumored that the TV series will be taking place 15 years after the events shown in the movie is set to focus on the relationship of the new cops.
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