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Last week it was announced that CBS has placed a pilot order for a TV series based upon the 2001 crime thriller Training Day, which would take place in the present day and revolve around a new rookie cop and their veteran partner.
Well, it seems that Ethan Hawke may be set for a return to the role of Jake Hoyt, with Deadline reporting that the actor has been approached about appearing in the series in a supporting/recurring role, and talks are said to be ongoing.
The Training Day series has been developed by director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, with Will Beall (Gangster Squad) writing the script, and “centers on an idealistic young African-American police officer, Kyle, who is given an assignment by the Deputy Chief to go undercover with an elite squad of the Lapd and take down a morally ambiguous Caucasian detective, gaining the trust of »
- Gary Collinson
Trainsforming feature-films into television series seems to be quite the rage nowadays and one of the many upcoming film-to-tv series' in development is a present-day re-imagining of Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day. The series has found a home at CBS and is being brought back to life by Jerry Bruckheimer and Antoine Fuqua himself, who may direct the pilot episode himself. Training Day... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
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
Exclusive– The Karate Kid helmer Harald Zwart has come on-board Keanu Reeves vehicle Rally Car for leading Chinese production and distribution company Fundamental Films and Company Films. The filmmaker, who also helmed The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, will direct from a script by Jeremy Lott, which is based on a treatment by Stephen Hamel. Lott is writing Hood for Jerry Bruckheimer at Sony and Man at Arms for Basil Iwanyk with Jonathan Liebesman directing. Reeves… »
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 »
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
This will be at least the 3rd cop movie with a black lead that CBS has considered turning into a weekly TV series - "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Rush Hour" are the other 2. Of course we know that the network would eventually pass on the "Beverly Hills Cop" TV series which was to star Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son (although a pilot was produced); the "Rush Hour" series, on the other hand, was ordered to series and is set to debut this year, as a mid-season replacement. The network (maybe the *whitest* of the so-called Big Four - ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC) has now officially given a pilot order to a "Training Day" TV series adaptation, which, as was reported last summer, Antoine Fuqua had been shopping around to the broadcast networks, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Will Beall ("Gangster Squad"). No Eta yet, and it's obviously too early for specifics, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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
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
The Important News Franchise Fever:: Disney announced they'll make Marvel and Star Wars movies forever. Star Wars Mania: Harrison Ford will host the unveiling of Star Wars Disney theme park plans. Colin Trevorrow plans to shoot Episode IX on film. Marvel Madness: The next Spider-Man movie will be released in IMAX 3D. Sequelitis: Arnold Schwarzenegger gave an update on The Legend of Conan. Jerry Bruckheimer gave an update on Top Gun 2. Hugh Jackman gave an update on The Wolverine 3. Fast 8 will be shot in part in Iceland. Kingsman 2 will be more internationally set. Mama is getting a sequel. Remake Report: Sam...
- Christopher Campbell
I admire Michael Bay as a director, I really do. He is a filmmaker without guile, his images transparent in their vapid grandiloquence. The qualities and values of maximalism, crassness and jingoism that have consistently garnered mockery and acrimonious distain by many are not ones audiences are cleverly exposing, but most often are simply accurate characterizations of the attitudes such films as the two Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor, and his solely-helmed Transformers franchise directly espouse. It may be hard to imagine a film more gaudily self-evident in its values and the force of its aesthetics as the sprawling effects goliath and techno-anti-humanist Transformers: Age of Extinction, but in fact Bay’s most tidily budgeted and CGI free films of recent years, 2013’s true crime Pain & Gain and this year’s true war 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi are his most honest and perceptive, and, because of this, his best. »
- Daniel Kasman
For the past few years now, there’s been increasing talk about the long-gestating Top Gun sequel finally becoming a reality, and now producer Jerry Bruckheimer has given fans another tease, taking to Twitter to reveal that he’s recently met up with Tom Cruise and Top Gun 2 was on the agenda…
Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2. pic.twitter.com/vA2xK7S7JS
— Jerry Bruckheimer (@Bruckheimerjb) January 26, 2016
So, could the two have been fleshing out a deal for Cruise to return as Maverick? Talking about the direction of the script and storyline? Hopefully we’ll have more news soon…
- Gary Collinson
Top Gun 2: Producer Jerry Bruckheimer teased the long-awaited sequel to 1986's Top Gun by sharing a photo of himself with the original film's star, captioned: "Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend [Tom Cruise] and discuss a little Top Gun 2." Cruise has talked about his desire to fly real jets in the sequel; Val Kilmer will also be returning. [Twitter via Variety] Star Wars: The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams cowrote, directed and served as a producer on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also cowrote the song for the cantina scene at Maz Kanata's castle with composer/performer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway smash Hamilton); now Miranda has revealed that Abrams also made his singing debut. He stated: "It's one level...
- Peter Martin
Jerry Bruckheimer sent Top Gun fans into a frenzy earlier this week when he suggested that he had been talking about a sequel with star Tom Cruise. Jerry Bruckheimer & Tom Cruise “Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2,” Bruckheimer captioned […]
- Chelsea Regan
Will they or won’t they? That’s the question we keep asking about Top Gun 2. Is Maverick coming back to rule the skies or what? We think so….right? Top Gun 2 has been teased literally since the release of Top Gun in 1987. But in recent years that tease seems to be getting more and more real. And things just got more real….again. How so you might ask? Is thing this Actually happening you might ask? Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (who produced the original) shared this photo (above and below) of him and Maverick himself, Tom Cruise, “discussing” Top Gun 2.
- Nat Berman
Top Gun 2: Tom Cruise wants to fly real jets in the long-awaited sequel to 1986's Top Gun, though we don't know if that idea came up specifically in a recent conversation the star had with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The producer shared a photo of the two together, captioned: "Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend [Tom Cruise] and discuss a little Top Gun 2." Val Kilmer will also be returning. [Twitter via Variety] Star Wars: The...
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