CBS is adding another movie remake to its roster with Training Day. The series will begin 15 years after its predecessor film, which won Denzel Washington an Oscar in 2002. The original film's director Antoine Fuqua will direct the pilot written by former LAPD detective Will Becall (Castle), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series will switch the races of the protagonist with an idealistic African-American rookie cop joining the police force to be paired with "a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective." Jerry Bruckheimer will executive produce the series under his Warner Bros. TV based production company.
This is not the first time the network has looked to the movies for inspiration. This fall it launched Limitlessbased on the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller. They'll also premiere Rush Hour, based on theChris Tucker and Jackie Chan comedy on March 31. The inclusion of Fuqua and Warner Bros. in the pilot production may help CBS prevent a Minority Report-like letdown. FOX's sci-fi remake of the Tom Cruise hit premiered this fall and has already been canceled.
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