The 2001 classic “Training Day” is getting a prequel.
Collider reports the film will be developed by Warner Brothers and will take place in the days leading up to the LA riots in 1993, before the verdict that cleared three LAPD officers in the brutal assault of Rodney King. It was an incident that ignited six days of protests, which led to the Governor of California calling in the National Guard.
The movie will focus on a young Alonzo Harris, Denzel Washington’s role in the original film. However, Collider suggests that there is a possibility that Washington’s son, John David Washington, will portray his father’s role. Antoine Fuqua directed the original movie from a script by David Ayer, the film went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide.
The prequel was written by Nick Yarborough, the up-and-coming screenwriter whose script Letters from Rosemary Kennedy was voted to the 2016 Black List of Hollywood’s best-unproduced screenplays, Collider reports. A representative for Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment. No director has been attached to the film.
Will you be watching it?