Here’s a piece of news that might make Fox’s ears perk up: A small-screen adaptation of Training Day is reportedly in the works.
According to our sister site Deadline, Antoine Fuqua — who directed the 2001 feature film — has teamed with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to develop a TV series based on the crime thriller, which starred Ethan Hawke as a Los Angeles narcotics officer who, on his first day, goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective (Denzel Washington).
Fuqua will executive-produce and likely direct the potential pilot, which will reportedly take place 15 years after the events of the movie and focus on the relationship between the two cops.
Training Day is currently being shopped to the broadcast networks and has yet to find a home — but it should be noted that Fox is currently developing TV series of such films as Fatal Attraction, Urban Cowboy and The Expendables.
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* George Clooney will be Stephen Colbert’s first Late Show guest on Sept. 8, the host tweeted Friday.
* Lost vet Terry O’Quinn has joined the cast of The Patriot, Amazon’s dramedy pilot from Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) about the Allerton family. Per The Hollywood Reporter, O’Quinn will play Tom Allerton, a State Department director of intelligence and father to an undercover spy and congressman.
* Descendants: Set It Off, a half-hour behind-the-scenes special about Disney’s hit movie Descendants, will air Sunday, Aug. 9, at 9:30 pm on Disney Channel.
* ABC Family on Thursday announced the cast of Guilt, its drama pilot centering on an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in her roommate’s savage murder. The potential series will star Daisy Head (Endeavour) as Grace, the murder suspect in question; Billy Zane (Titanic) as American defense attorney Stan Gutterie; Katrina Law (Arrow) as Olivia, Grace’s older sister; and relative newcomer Zachary Fall as Luc, Grace’s boyfriend in London.