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Back in August, we reported that CBS is moving forward with a new TV series based on the 2001 hit movie Training Day, with original director Antoine Fuqua coming aboard to executive produce and direct the pilot episode. We haven't heard much about the Training Day series since then, but today we have a report from Deadline which reveals the network has approached Ethan Hawke to reprise his role as Jake Hoyt from the original movie. A deal isn't in place at this time, but the site reports that talks are currently happening.
If Ethan Hawke does in fact sign on, he will have either a supporting or recurring role as Lapd detective Jake Hoyt, although the producers had originally envisioned the actor coming back in a starring role. The original movie starred Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role as Alonzo Harris, who spends his day "training" Jake Hoyt in his »
I certainly can't have been the only one to be skeptical by the idea of a Training Day television series. After all, the film is called Training "Day," and how could a film really be based on that concept unless it was played out 24-style (which upon reflection is an amazing idea)? Plus, there's also the fact that the film was such an amazing experience that to try and replicate that on TV would be near impossible. Still, that's never stopped a studio from trying, and regardless of my worried pleas, the series will continue, but if a recent rumor is true, it may be more interesting than originally thought.
According to Deadline, Ethan Hawke has been approached to reprise his role as Jake Hoyt, the rookie cop from the 2001 Antoine Fuqua film of the same name. The actual details regarding his potential role are unknown, but the outlet goes »
- Joseph Medina
Among the many TV reboots and reimaginings going on at the moment, CBS is mounting a series based on Antoine Fuqua's hit 2001 cop drama "Training Day," a.k.a. the movie that landed Denzel Washington an Oscar. And the team behind the show is swinging for the fences, hoping to convince Ethan Hawke to reprise his role. Read More: 'Training Day' Gears Up For TV Series Adaptation Deadline reports the actor is being approached about playing Jake Hoyt again, noting, however, that Hawke hasn't exactly been super gung-ho about the project. In fact, there were two versions of pilot script, one centered on the corrupt Jake Hoyt, and another (that got greenlit), where a new character named Frank is the ethically dubious one, while Hoyt is in support as the Deputy Chief. Apparently, Hawke would be fine with popping up in the show here and there like Bradley Cooper in "Limitless, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Training Day, CBS’ present-day reimagining of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed 2001 feature that starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, could become a true sequel, featuring the surviving main characters from the movie. I have learned that Hawke has been approached to reprise his role as Jake Hoyt in the TV series, which hails from Fuqua, Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Bros. TV. It is unclear at the moment whether it will happen or not as talks are ongoing. If he does, it… »
Back in August it was revealed that Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer were in development on a TV adaptation of the 2001 crime thriller Training Day, and now it has been announced that CBS has officially placed a pilot order for the project.
The pilot has been written by former Lapd officer Will Beall (Gangster Squad) will take place 15 years after the movie, and retain the same core concept of a rookie cop who finds himself partnered up with a correct veteran, although there has been talk that the ethnicity of the two characters will be switched around.
While it’s unlikely that Denzel Washington or Ethan Hawke will make an appearance in the show, the two stars are reuniting with Fuqua for his upcoming big screen remake of The Magnificent Seven, which is set for release this September.
- Gary Collinson
Thanks to ABC’s terrifying promos for the midseason premiere of Grey’s Anatomy (Feb. 11 at 8/7c), we’re as braced as we can be for Meredith’s violent attack by a patient in “The Sound of Silence.” But what else do we need to know going into not only the Denzel Washington-directed episode but also the season’s second half? Read on…
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5. Even after three months of suspense, we still won’t learn what Jackson was going to tell April in the winter finale — whether they were finished or starting over. »
Released two weeks after premiering at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Peter Sollet’s awards-baiting Lgbt drama Freeheld failed to command an Oscar campaign. Raking in just under six hundred thousand at the domestic office following a demure roll-out from distributor Lionsgate, this depiction of Laurel Hester’s 2005 fight for equality plays like a civil rights footnote eclipsed by more meaningful instances from the past decade. Despite some honorable performances from the likes of Julianne Moore and Michael Shannon (not to mention some woefully clichéd support from Steve Carrell), the film is fettered by its desperation to remain relevant and appealing, though it never captures the gravity clearly seen in Cynthia Wade’s documentary short, which provided the basis for this film.
As far as the importance of awareness and acceptance goes, these films are still important, now that some distance from the period allows the chance for significant introspection »
- Nicholas Bell
Does anyone remember Detective Alonso Harris? The corrupt cop who turns on Lapd Officer Jake Hoyt, played by Ethan Hawke, and gets himself in what could be described as a spot of bother with the Russian mafia?
Well, he’ll be returning to a small screen near you.
The film, which saw Denzel Washington win an Academy Award for Best Actor and MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, was a box office hit and stayed in the top ten until its seventh week of release.
No, sadly Washington and Hawke won’t be taking part in the reboot, but there will be a slight twist.
Instead of a similar scenario, in which Alonso attempts to corrupt Hoyt, the TV series will flip the film around, »
- Daniel Youde
Fifteen years after Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for playing a morally corrupt detective in Training Day, that film's director Antoine Fuqua will helm a reboot of the Los Angeles police drama, only this time for television. CBS has ordered a pilot for the Training Day reboot, which takes place 15 years after the action of the film, with Fuqua on board to direct the episode.
However, as opposed to the original film – where Washington's Alonzo Harris attempted to corrupt straight-laced officer Jake Hoyt, played by Ethan Hawke – the series »
CBS has added to its pilot haul by picking up single-camera comedy “What Goes Around Comes Around,” Variety has learned.
Hailing from Warner Bros Television in association with Kapital Entertainment, the pilot centers around two 40-something parents who were wild and reckless teenagers and are now facing their worst nightmare — raising three teenagers of their own.
Earlier Monday, CBS ordered drama pilot “Training Day,” based on the 2001 Denzel Washington-Ethan Hawke movie of the same name. “Training Day” will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who helmed the film, and is written by Will Beall. The project is also produced by Warner Bros. TV.
Other comedy pilots in contention at CBS include multicam offering “The Great Indoors“; “The Kicker,” from “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey »
- Laura Prudom
The series is described as a reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, it will follow an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.
Source: The Wrap »
- Kellvin Chavez
Networks are only continuing to pluck intellectual properities from yesteryear and spin them into budding new TV series, with Rush Hour, Limitless, Uncle Buck and the now-cancelled Minority Report each displaying the potential pros and cons left facing producers as they attempt to shepherd an existing property from one medium to the next.
Next in line to attempt such a feat is CBS, who today ordered a pilot of Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day. Pitched as a quasi-sequel, the TV show will pick up a full 15 years after the events of the seminal, award-winning 2001 movie, “centering around an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.”
- Michael Briers
Someone’s earned the right to be bitch-slapped — thanks to CBS’ latest pilot order.
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The network is developing a reboot of Training Day — the movie that earned an Oscar win for Denzel Washington, and a nomination for Ethan Hawke — to be executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman (CSI), Antoine Fuqua and Castle scribe Will Beall, the network announced Monday.
The logline for the pilot — which, like the movie, will »
CBS has given a pilot order to Training Day, a drama series reimagining of Antoine Fuqua's acclaimed 2001 feature that starred Denzel Washington as a rogue narcotics detective and Ethan Hawke as his rookie cop partner. The project, which had a pilot production commitment, hails from Fuqua, writer Will Beall, Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television. As we previously reported, the TV series project, set 15 years after the film left off, gives the… »
Described as a reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, the pilot centers around an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.
Fuqua — who helmed the Warner Bros./Village Roadshow movie, which earned Denzel Washington an Academy Award for lead actor and Ethan Hawke a nomination for supporting actor — will direct the pilot and executive produce. The script was penned by “Gangster Squad” writer Will Beall, who will also executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed will serve as co-exec producer. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films.
Other drama pilots in contention at CBS for the 2016-17 season include “Drew, »
- Laura Prudom
CBS has officially ordered a pilot for a “Training Day” TV series, TheWrap has learned. In this reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, an idealistic young African-American police officer is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective. This will invert the dynamic of the 2001 film, in which Ethan Hawke played an idealistic Lapd detective who is partnered with a detective played by Denzel Washington who is more criminal than cop. Washington won an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film. Also. »
- Joe Otterson
CBS is adding another reboot to its pilot roster. The network has handed out a pilot order to a reboot of 2001 feature film Training Day, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Described as a reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, CBS' Training Day centers on an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective. The roles were played by Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington in the feature film. The drama landed at CBS in a competitive situation
- Lesley Goldberg
Set fifteen years after the film left off and inverting the races of the lead characters, the story follows 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.
Former Lapd homicide detective Will Beall will also serve as executive producer along with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. This is the latest film to TV transition for CBS who adapted "Limitless" this past Fall, and has "Rush Hour" coming on March 31st.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Tom Hanks takes the top, again! That's right, the beloved Bridge of Spies actor has been named America's favorite film star for the fifth time, according to The Harris Poll. Hanks, 59, who beat out ther stars like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence, also held the coveted number one spot on the list in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013. America’s top 3 favorite movie stars are... @TomHanks, Johnny Depp, and Denzel Washington! https://t.co/ZNMSMNszC8 pic.twitter.com/FnRYpimHre— The Harris Poll® (@HarrisPoll) January 29, 2016 Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, has portrayed some of America's most beloved characters throughout his career - from a stranded »
- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio
The Man From Nowhere ( 2010 ) Korean Movie ReviewAction86%Story84%Acting79%2016-01-3083%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (3 Votes)90% What is it about?
An ex-special agent Tae-sik Cha’s only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-sik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi.
The gang promises to release them if Tae-sik makes a delivery for them, however it is actually a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader. When Hyo-jeong’s disemboweled body is discovered, Tae-sik realizes that So-mi’s life may also be in danger.
Tae-sik becomes enraged at the prospect that So-mi may already be dead and prepares for a battle, putting his own life at risk.
Is it any good?
So in truth there »
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