Warner Bros is reportedly working on a 'Training Day' sequel
There's no doubt that, all these years later, Training Day is still a classic movie.
In case you haven't seen it, allow me to explain the premise. Ethan Hawke plays a rookie LAPD cop, who's assigned to spend the day with the renowned and respected narcotics officer Alonzo Harris, played with effortless charisma by Denzel Washington.
Alonzo takes Hawke for a 24-hour ride through the slums and gang territories of South LA, and the green cop soon realises that Alonzo's methods make him not so different from the criminals he pursues...
Watch the original trailer for Training Day below:
However, according to a recent report by Collider, we could be seeing a sequel to the cult classic hitting our cinema screens sometime in the near future.
Warner Bros is allegedly working on a treatment, written by screenwriter Nick Yarborough. It’s early days yet, but sources have apparently informed Collider that the film will focus as something of an origin story for Alonzo Harris, set a decade before the events of the original movie.
Furthermore, the same sources apparently informed Collider that the movie will examine a number of historical events in the early nineties, such as the infamous recording of the brutal assault of Rodney King by uniformed police officers, and the subsequent LA riots which devastated the city.
It's somewhat unlikely that Denzel Washington will return to the role, owing to his middle age. However, there is a chance that he'd be up for directing it instead.
In a recent interview with Oprah, Washington opened up about his newfound love of directing, stating: "It's my passion. More than anything, I enjoy seeing talented people do what they do well. When you're an actor, you come out of your trailer, do your thing, and then go back in. Directing is about collaboration—the production, the costuming, the script, the actors. I love it."