Training Day couldn't be more appropriately titled. The movie tracks all the events that go into the first day of a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke) in the Los Angeles Police Department's undercover narcotics unit. Denzel Washington plays Alonzo, a corrupt veteran cop and partner of the rookie.
Last week, we reported that director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up with Warner Bros. Television to produce a new TV series based on the 2001 crime drama Training Day. The producers were getting ready to pitch the project to all four major networks, and one week later, Variety reports that Training Day has found a home at CBS. Depending on how quickly the project moves forward, hopefully we'll hear soon about who will star in the pilot.
The original Training Day movie starred Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role as LAPD detective Alonzo Harris, who spends a day with one of his new recruits, Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke), on his first day as a narcotics officer. Despite Alonzo's exemplary arrest record, Jake learns quickly that Alonzo and the rest of his team are dirty cops. The series will be set 15 years after the events of the movie, but it isn't known if these new characters will have any ties to Alonzo Harris or Jake Hoyt.Read More
Warner Bros. Television, director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up to develop a new TV series based on the hit 2001 movie Training Day. The producers will pitch the project to all four major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox) for a series that will be written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). Deadline reports that it was Antoine Fuqua's idea to turn Training Day into a TV series.
Training Day starred Denzel Washington as LAPD detective Alonzo Harris, who shows Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) the ropes on his first day as a narcotics officer. Jake learns quickly that Alonzo and the rest of his team are dirty cops. The series will be set in the present-day LAPD, set 15 years after the original movie, focusing on a relationship between two similar cops. The series may feature a new twist, with the corrupt, older cop being white, and the younger detective being black. Training Day earned over $100 million worldwide, with Denzel Washington winning an Oscar for Best Actor, and Ethan Hawke receiving a Best Supporting Actor nomination.Read More
Well, it looks like Warner Bros. is keeping it's promise to support both the HD and Blu-ray DVD formats.
Warner Home Video (WHV), which distributes the largest film library of any studio, today announced that it will launch its first wave of titles on Blu-ray Disc. On August 1, WHV will release four titles - Training Day; Good Night, And Good Luck.; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; and Rumor Has It... - on the Blu-ray format to support the initial roll out of Blu-ray players in North America. Training Day and Good Night, And Good Luck. will be available for $28.99 SRP and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Rumor Has It... will be available for $34.99 SRP. Future waves of Blu-ray launch titles will be announced in the coming weeks.Read More