‘Training Day’ Prequel Set Around The 1992 LA Riots
Warner Brothers is reportedly working on a Training Day Prequel set around the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Reports has been the new film takes place days before the 1992 Los Angeles Riots which were ignited by four LAPD officers being acquitted for assaulting black motorist Rodney King. The assault was captured on video but still no justice was served.
The original Training Day was released in 2001 starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, directed by Antoine Fuqua. Denzel portrayed Alonzo Harris, a corrupt narcotics officer earning Washington his second Oscar and his first as a lead. The movie was written by David Ayer, and went to gross over 100 million dollars.
The only information that is known is that Nick Yarborough has been chosen to write the prequel.
Jerry Bruckheimer had produced a TV series based on Training Day, which aired on CBS from 2016-2017. The series, which starred Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell, was canceled after one season following the death of Paxton. It was set 15 years after the events in the movie and featured new characters