CBS Orders ‘Training Day’ Pilot From Antoine Fuqua

Training Day - Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke
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TRAINING DAY, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, 2001

Antoine Fuqua and CBS are looking to bring Training Day to the small screen.

CBS has ordered a pilot for a “reimagining” of the 2001 Denzel Washington-Ethan Hawke led film. The pilot—which will be directed/executive produced by the movie’s director, Fuqua—is based on the feature film from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Set 15 years after the film left off, the story will center on “an idealistic young African-American police officer appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.”

The CBS ep is being penned by former Castle writer Will Beall, with executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman and co-executive producer KristieAnne Reed on tap. Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films will be backing the pilot.

Training Day isn’t CBS’ only attempt to translate big screen success with a small screen hit: Limitless is a continuation of the 2011 Bradley Cooper-fronted film, and Rush Hour (based on the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker movie franchise) is set to debut on Thursday, March 31.

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