Warner Bros. Developing A Training Day Prequel

  • Warner Bros. Developing A Training Day Prequel

Warner Bros. Developing A Training Day Prequel

Some movies are built for franchises where it makes sense to expand and tell further stories with its characters or in its universe. But that won't stop the studios from trying to turn it into a franchise anyway.

Training Day earned a lot of positive reviews and accolades, including Denzel Washington winning the Best Actor Oscar and earning a Golden Globe nomination in the same category, and Ethan Hawke being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

No director or actors are involved with the "Training Day" prequel, said to be in its early stages.

Denzel Washington's portrayal of the egomaniacal Detective Alonzo Harris was particularly lauded, with many calling it one of his best performances.

Now, nearly 20 years after the film hit theaters, Warner Bros.is gearing for a prequel, which will take place in 1992, just days before the Rodney King verdict was handed down.

Training Day is one of my favorite films of all time and it would be great to visit that world again.

According to Collider, it will set the action in the days leading up to the LA riots in 1992, just prior to the verdict which cleared three LAPD officers of assaulting construction worker Rodney King.

Since the project is still in very early stages of development, there is now no director attached yet to the film. Now, its only speculation and unlikely to happen, but that is an idea that I would like to see.

Keep in mind that just because a Training Day prequel is being written doesn't necessarily mean it will move forward.

Something interesting to point out about this project is the timeline as Washington was 46 when the film was released. If this movie does happen though, I certainly hope they can somehow lure John David Washington into the role, otherwise it will seem like a bit of a pointless movie.