Antoine Fuqua is teaming with super producer Jerry Bruckheimer for a TV series adaptation of his popular 2001 neo-noir crime thriller feature “Training Day” which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
Warner Bros. TV is shopping around the project to the broadcast networks with all four to the majors taking the pitch. Former LAPD detective turned scribe Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” “Castle”) is penning the series which Fuqua is executive producing and will likely direct the pilot for.
David Ayer penned the original which centered on a rookie LAPD cop (Hawke) who goes on a day-long training course with a rogue narcotics detective (Washington).
The new version will be set in the present day and again focus on the relationship between the two cops. There’ll also be a potential twist to the formula with the characters swapping races – the rookie cop being black and the corrupt older cop being white.
Beall, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman would also executive produce.