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TV News: Heroes, Training, Apple, Harvest

14 August 2015 1:35 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Heroes Reborn

NBC has announced that event series revival "Heroes Reborn" is seeing its premiere expanded to two hours which will run from 8-10pm from September 24th.

"The Blacklist," which was supposed to air that date as well but will now bow one week later on October 1st at 9pm. "Heroes Reborn" will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival, and will act as the only broadcast television show to appear at the film fest. [Source: Variety]

Training Day

Following on from last week's announcement that Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are developing a TV series adaptation of the 2001 crime drama feature "Training Day" comes word today that it has found a home at CBS.

Casting for the pilot is expected to get underway shortly for the new version which follows the teaming of a rookie narcotics officer with a veteran Lapd detective. The new version is being penned by »

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'Training Day' TV Series Goes to CBS

13 August 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

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The Training Day TV series is happening at CBS with original director Antoine Fuqua behind the adaptation

13 August 2015 6:28 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Training Day TV series has found a home at CBS, after news broke last week that it's the latest Hollywood blockbuster getting adapted for the small screen.

The original movie's director Antoine Fuqua is back for this pilot, which picks up 15 years after the film and is set in the modern-day Los Angeles Police Department.

As well as directing, Fuqua will executive produce alongside Jonathan Littman and Gangster Squad's Will Beall, a former Lapd detective who is also writing the pilot.

2001's Training Day starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke as two Lapd officers over a 24-hour period in the rough neighbourhoods of South Central Los Angeles.

Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the crime thriller.

Training Day isn't the only Hollywood film heading to TV at CBS, with the network also working on series for Limitless and Rush Hour. »

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‘Training Day’ Series From Antoine Fuqua & Jerry Bruckheimer Lands At CBS

13 August 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In a competitive situation, with all of the Big 4 networks interested, Training Day, a series adaptation of Antoine Fuqua's acclaimed 2001 feature, has landed at CBS with a pilot production commitment. The hot project, which was taken out last week, hails from Fuqua, writer Will Beall, Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television. It was Fuqua's idea to do the neo-noir crime thriller, which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, as a TV series. He… »

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‘Training Day’ TV Series Lands at CBS with Pilot Production Commitment

13 August 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS is producing a pilot based on the 2001 movie “Training Day,” in which Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke starred, Variety has learned.

The television adaptation is set in the Lapd of 2015, with the series picking up 15 years after the events of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures film.

The original “Training Day” movie director Antoine Fuqua is behind the television series, attached as director and exec producer.

Fuqua is teaming with Jerry Bruckheimer who will exec produce, alongside Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race”). Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” “Castle”), a former Lapd detective, will pen the pilot, also serving as an exec producer.

Training Day” followed a rookie cop (played by Hawke) who was paired with a rogue detective (Washington) on his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer. The crime thriller pic earned Washington the Academy Award for best actor.

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Training Day TV series in development

11 August 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Training Day could be the latest film to make the jump to the small screen, with Deadline reporting that director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are working on a TV version of the 2001 crime thriller.

According to the site, former Lapd detective Will Beall (Gangster Squad) is penning the drama, which will again revolve around the relationship between a corrupt older cop and a rookie, and will take place 15 years after the movie.

Fuqua and Beall are set to executive produce the potential pilot, with Fuqua also expected to direct.

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'Training Day' Gears Up For TV Series Adaptation

10 August 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Considering you can't throw a rock without hitting a network cop procedural, coupled with Hollywood's recent rush to turn anything that was a movie into a TV show, I'm a bit surprised this hasn't happened earlier. Antoine Fuqua's Academy Award-winning "Training Day" is headed to the small screen. Deadline reports that a package for the show is being shopped around to the four major networks, and it has some big talent attached. Will Beall ("Gangster Squad") penned the pilot, Jerry Bruckheimer is producing, and Fuqua himself will direct the first episode. The concept for the new iteration of "Training Day" will follow the Lapd in the present day, but possibly switch things around, with the rookie cop being black instead of white. I gotta say, it's not a bad concept for a weekly show, and the twist is a good one. We'll see who bites and if this thing makes it to a series. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Training Day' Gears Up For TV Series Adaptation

10 August 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Considering you can't throw a rock without hitting a network cop procedural, coupled with Hollywood's recent rush to turn anything that was a movie into a TV show, I'm a bit surprised this hasn't happened earlier. Antoine Fuqua's Academy Award-winning "Training Day" is headed to the small screen. Deadline reports that a package for the show is being shopped around to the four major networks, and it has some big talent attached. Will Beall ("Gangster Squad") penned the pilot, Jerry Bruckheimer is producing, and Fuqua himself will direct the first episode. The concept for the new iteration of "Training Day" will follow the Lapd in the present day, but possibly switch things around, with the rookie cop being black instead of white. I gotta say, it's not a bad concept for a weekly show, and the twist is a good one. We'll see who bites and if this thing makes it to a series. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ready For Training Day: The TV Series?

10 August 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following on the recent burst of TV adaptations of movies either in the works or on screens, you might imagine Training Day director Antoine Fuqua looking on and saying, “That won’t happen to my film!” You would be wrong, because he’s leading the charge to turn the 2001 Denzel Washington/ Ethan Hawke cop drama into a series.While we won’t go expecting either The Denz or The Hawke to show up, the team behind the potential show – because it is just a package right now – is plenty starry enough, with Fuqua has Jerry Bruckheimer in on the package setting up at Warner Bros. TV.Will Beall, who wrote Gangster Squad and is himself a former Lapd officer, is on board to write at least the pilot for the show, drawing on his real-world experiences, his time in movies and the episodes of TV shows such as Castle he’s already worked on. »

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Training Day TV Series In The Works

10 August 2015 4:26 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Brothers

To catch a wolf, you gotta be a wolf. And to reboot a 14 year-old movie, well, you might as well turn to TV.

The Av Club reports that Warner Bros and Antoine Fuqua are prepping a Training Day TV series.

You might remember Training Day as the movie for which Denzel bagged an Oscar, playing a gnarled street detective saddled with the task of taking Ethan Hawke’s naive newbie for a 12-hour ride along; subsequently feeding him up on angel dust and sticking him in all kinds of “illegal as hell” situations. It’s a tight, effective thriller, which remains Fuqua’s best movie and launched the career of screenwriter (now director) David Ayer.

Training Day totally deserves its reputation, but it’s also a very singular story. A TV series constructed around the iffy activities of crooked La cops is totally plausible, but I’m not »

- Daniel Kelly

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'Training Day' TV Show Happening with Original Movie Director

7 August 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

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Training Day could be the next Hollywood blockbuster to get a gritty TV reboot

7 August 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Training Day could be the next Hollywood blockbuster to become a television series.

Efforts to turn the Academy Award-winning 2001 cop drama into an episodic series are being masterminded by the film's director Antoine Fuqua.

Fuqua is teaming with Jerry Bruckheimer's television production company to shop a potential pilot to the four major Us networks at this point, according to Deadline.

Gangster Squad's Will Beall is penning the Training Day pilot, and Fuqua will likely direct the pilot.

Training Day was a hit with both critics and audiences upon its release 14 years ago, earning Denzel Washington an Academy Award.

Broadcasters seem to be turning to Hollywood blockbusters of the past for new programming more than ever this year.

CBS is banking on series based on Limitless and Rush Hour, while Fox is launching its own Minority Report spinoff this fall along with a reboot of Urban Cowboy. »

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Antoine Fuqua is developing Training Day as a TV series; may direct pilot

7 August 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Antoine Fuqua is revisiting one of his earliest hits as he begins development in bringing Training Day to the small screen. Partnering with super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Fuqua is shopping Training Day to the four major networks as a "neo-noir crime series". Fuqua may direct the pilot episode for the series which is being scripted by Gangster Squad's Will Beall. Beall has experience as an... Read More »

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Antoine Fuqua Is Shopping a 'Training Day' TV Series with a Twist

7 August 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Can you say "out of left field"...? Antoine Fuqua is said to be teaming up with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Will Beall ("Gangster Squad"), for a TV series adaptation of his 2001 feature film "Training Day," which won Denzel Washington an Oscar for Best Actor (his co-star Ethan Hawke was nominated for Best Supporting Actor but didn't win).  This news is according to Deadline, who says that the potential series is set up at Warner Bros TV, and is being shopped around to the broadcast networks - meaning, it won't be a cable TV series, which is what I think we'd immediately assume, given that the movie was rated R. I hear all of the Big 4 are taking the pitch for the project written by  It's obviously too early for specifics, but the Deadline report does say that the potential series will likely be set in the present day, and, »

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Antoine Fuqua Is Shopping a 'Training Day' TV Series with a Twist

7 August 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Can you say "out of left field"...? Antoine Fuqua is said to be teaming up with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Will Beall ("Gangster Squad"), for a TV series adaptation of his 2001 feature film "Training Day," which won Denzel Washington an Oscar for Best Actor (his co-star Ethan Hawke was nominated for Best Supporting Actor but didn't win).  This news is according to Deadline, who says that the potential series is set up at Warner Bros TV, and is being shopped around to the broadcast networks - meaning, it won't be a cable TV series, which is what I think we'd immediately assume, given that the movie was rated R. I »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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"Training Day" To Become A TV Series

7 August 2015 8:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Robin Hood: Origins' Targets 'Kingsman' Star Taron Egerton

6 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton is in early talks to take on the title role in Lionsgate's Robin Hood: Origins. Deadline reports that negotiations have just begun, but the actor may run into scheduling complications with Kingsman 2, which is expected to get the green light from 20th Century Fox. Production on Robin Hood: Origins is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

Robin Hood: Origins is being compared to The Dark Knight trilogy, since it provides a dark and gritty origin story for the title character. The story begins as Robin Hood returns home to Sherwood Forrest after fighting in The Crusades, only to find that his hometown has been overrun with corruption and evil. He forms a merry band of outlaws to take back his homeland. If Taron Egerton's deal is finalized, Lionsgate will next move on to casting the title character's love interest.

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Taron Egerton and Jack Huston among those being considered for Robin Hood: Origins lead role

1 August 2015 7:26 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lionsgate is looking to lock down its lead for the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins film.

Kingsman: The Secret Service's Taron Egerton is reportedly among those on the shortlist, alongside fellow British actor Jack Huston and A Royal Night Out's Jack Reynor, Deadline reports.

Also up for consideration for the lead role is Dylan O'Brien, who can next be seen in The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst is set to take on the Robin Hood legend from a script by Joby Harold, the man who is also behind Guy Ritchie's Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur, starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.

The film has been likened to The Dark Knight as a "gritty origins tale" that sees Robin arrive back from the Crusades and recruit his band of Merry Men after finding corruption across Sherwood Forest and Nottingham.

Robin Hood: Origins will be produced by Harold, »

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Nicholas Hoult, Jack Huston, Taron Egerton, And More In The Mix For 'Robin Hood: Origins'

31 July 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hollywood currently has Robin Hood on the brain, with numerous competing projects in the works including Disney's "Nottingham & Hood," Sony's "Hood," and Warner Bros. untitled movie that has  Will Beall ("Aquaman," "Gangster Squad") penning the script. And there's Lionsgate's "Robin Hood: Origins" which is leaping ahead as casting gets under way. Deadline reports that a crop of young actors — Nicholas Hoult ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire"), Taron Egerton ("Kingsman: The Secret Service"), Jack Reynor ("Transformers: Age Of Extinction") and Dylan O'Brien ("The Maze Runner") — are all on the shortlist to rob from the rich and give to the poor.  The concept from this one comes from the pen of Joby Harold (Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur") and will find Robin returning from the Crusades to clean up Sherwood Forest which has »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Robin Hood: Origins Eyes Taron Egerton, Others For Lead

31 July 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Will Robin Hood become the next box office superhero? The legendary outlaw of Sherwood Forest is at the heart of multiple competing blockbuster projects at the moment, and today brings word that Lionsgate is eyeing an assortment of red-hot young actors, including many British thesps, to possibly pick up a bow and arrow for its Robin Hood: Origins.

According to Deadline, the starry shortlist for the lead role is headed up by Taron Egerton, who broke big earlier this year in Kingsman: The Secret Service. If a Kingsman sequel gets the green-light, he could be out of the running, but as of now, Lionsgate is high on the newly christened Hollywood star.

The studio is also looking at Brits Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First ClassMad Max: Fury Road) and Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Irish-American actor Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and American-born Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) for the part of Hood. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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