CBS Orders Training Day Pilot

Someone’s earned the right to be bitch-slapped — thanks to CBS’ latest pilot order.

The network is developing a reboot of Training Day — the movie that earned an Oscar win for Denzel Washington, and a nomination for Ethan Hawke — to be executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman (CSI), Antoine Fuqua and Castle scribe Will Beall, the network announced Monday.

The logline for the pilot — which, like the movie, will be directed by Fuqua — is as follows: In this reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, an idealistic young African-American police officer is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.

Would you tune in for a new take on Training Day — or have you been cured of reboot fever? Sound off below!

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  1. Mike B. says:

    I’ll probably look into it… But it sounds a little bit lazy, exchanging the main characters for each other and what not. I don’t know. Would be a better fit on cable, if they want to catch the tone of the movie

  2. Dean says:

    You’d think after Minority report networks would be more cautious about shows derived from feature films.

    • Brian says:

      That’s less to do with being based on a movie and more of Fox having a hard time finding success in expensive sci-fi shows.

      I am a bit surprised CBS wouldn’t wait to see how Rush Hour does before doing this.

  3. Murica! says:

    I’d rather watch the movie. This just sounds lazy. Exhanging the race of the main characters. Why not make one female?

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    If only Denzel Washington would’ve said – King Kong ain’t got nothin’ on CBS.

  5. A fan of TV says:

    I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks this Denzel vehicle even remotely worked because of Denzel, and as a TV series sounds like a bore. The film itself, apart from Denzel (who didn’t deserve an Oscar for this role but deserved to win it for his overall work), was a piece of crap.