CBS Orders Fuqua's TRAINING DAY To Pilot

Following news from last summer, Deadline reports that CBS has officiallt ordered a pilot for a small screen adaptation of Antoine Fuqua's award-winning 2001 crime drama, Training Day. The original film, from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, earned actor Denzel Washington an Acadamy Award for Best Actor in the role of a morally bent narcotics detective who take a rookie on his first day out for a department evaluation which exposes murder, corruption and betrayal. Washington starred along with actor Ethan Hawke who earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Cast details are pending but word has it that the new show, to be written by Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall, will put a small spin on the original film's narrative with the story set to pake place fifteen years after events of the movie, and the ethinicities of both lead characters switched. Fuqua, who initally pitched the project to Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Bros. Television, will direct the pilot as well as executive produce under his Fuqua Films banner, with Bruckheimer and Beall, and Jonathan Littman with KristieAnne Reed serving as co-executive producer.

Fuqua's next efforts will be seen in the upcoming remake, The Magnificent Seven, this September rejoining Washington who is also expected to appear in an upcoming sequel to Fuqua's 2014 hit, The Equalizer, which currently awaits a director.


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