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A prequel to gritty thriller 'Training Day' is in development


For any fan of Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke’s crime thriller from 20013; Training Day the news today that a prequel to the film is in development will come as music to their ears.

The film, is reported by Collider, to be set in the tough streets of LA in 1992. With the flick looking to show the brutality of the streets and the police which led to one of America’s most incendiary moments, the LA Riots. The riot took place after a brutal assault of a black man Rodney King by a group of Cops led to his death. The not-guilty verdict the officers received sparked the rioting and looting in the city.

The script already has some chops with writer Nick Yarborough’s screenplay being picked up on Hollywood’s Black List. The list serves as an annual listing of the best screenplays yet to be brought to fruition. It focuses on the young life of Denzel Washington’s character in the 2001 movie, Alonzo Harris.

While not many actors would be too keen to pick up the mantle of Harris, a character that would define and aspect fo Washington’s glittering career, bagging him his second Oscar. But there’s one man for the job, so Collider reports, and that is Denzel’s son and star of BlacKkKlansman John David Washington.

We’re excited already.

Training Day centred on the career of rookie cop and general melt, Officer Hoyt, played by Ethan Hawke, who quickly has to shape up to appease Washington’s Harris. Over the course of one day, he sees Harris continue to bend the ideas of morality to his every whim. An all-star cast of walks-ons from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and Terry Crews.