Warner Brothers Is Reportedly Working On A "Training Day" Prequel

Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke on the set of Training Day

Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke on the set of Training Day

He is escorted by a veteran officer who after years in the unit has blurred the line between being the law and those that he swore to bring to justice. Antoine Fuqua directed the original movie from a script by David Ayer, the film went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide.

Denzel was an Oscar for his role as the corrupt detective in the 2001 film, which also starred Ethan Hawke and Eva Mendes.

Nick Yarborough, a screenwriter, was picked to write the script. This certainly allows for a scenario that's rife with tension, as Los Angeles would explode into riots shortly after the controversial decision. The film would follow a younger Alonzo Harris. There is also still no word on any of the producers, unfortunately the original producer Bobby Newmyer passed away in 2005.

There are no release dates for the film just yet and it is still early in development. Denzel Washington was 46 when he played the role of Harris and with his eldest son John David Washington now at the age of 36 (exactly 10 years younger) and building up steam in Hollywood following his starring roles in BlacKkKlansman and the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Tenet, he would be a ideal fit to play the role of a younger Harris. A representative for Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment. But the question is would he even want to take on the role that his father won an Oscar for? Once Denzel Washington accepted the role of Alonzo instead, the actor allegedly asked for Guggenheim to be replaced. It's a great film that has its place in movie history and that should be all there is to it.

It's all reports at the moment so don't get too excited if you're a massive Training Day fan, but in this age of reboots and prequels, don't be surprised if/when it gets confirmed. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.