According to a report from Deadline, Warner Bros is developing a prequel to the crime thriller that starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, Training Day. Both actors earned nominations at the Oscars for their performance. Washington took home the trophy for “Best Actor”.
The new film that was originally directed by Antoine Fuqua will now be penned by Nick Yarborough has been commissioned to pen the film. The setting will take place a decade before the 2001 original that was written by David Ayer. It will surround the time period of the infamous LA Riots which was sparked by police officers not being found guilty of police brutality against civilian Rodney King.
The concept of the first film had a 12-hour period where a new Los Angeles narcotics officer (Hawke) had to endure working with a crooked cop (Washington) on his rookie day.